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A Thin Connection

Purcell's 'King Arthur' travels to Italy,
and is experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi


There is a fatal attraction between avant-garde and experimental theatre, on the one hand, and baroque music theatre, on the other. Both genres make use of improvisation and deal with fantastic stylized plots with a good dose of symbolism, and also avoid any form of realism. They also employ extreme registers in their vocal aspects: castrati, altos and countertenors.

Glen Çaçi in the title role of Purcell's 'King Arthur' at Sagra Musicale Malatestiana di Rimini...</p>
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Copyright © 28 September 2014 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy






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