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De Giosa's 'Don Checco',
heard by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

On 29 September 2014, in the lovely four-hundred-seat Teatrino di Corte at Naples' Royal Palace, I enjoyed a now nearly unknown comic opera: Don Checco by Nicola De Giosa. It was a major success from 1850 (with a premiere followed by ninety-eight performances) until 1880. But following nearly eighty different productions in Italy and abroad, including Cairo and Malta, there was a long silence. The current revival is a joint effort by San Carlo Theatre in Naples with the Festival della Valle d'Itria...

Copyright © 5 October 2014 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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