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God's Forgiveness

A journey to the Almighty
with Verdi's 'The Force of Destiny',
highly rated by GIUSEPPE PENNISI


The Parma Verdi Festival is normally held in October (the composer was born on 10 October 1813) and lasts twenty seven days — the number of his operas (including the massive Requiem). Following the 2005-2011 revival, the festival has been in very severe financial troubles for the last three years. Furthermore, just a few weeks before the start of this year's festival, the general director and music director both resigned (effective 31 December 2014) and their replacements are yet to be identified. Thus, this Fall the manifestation includes only two operas — one of which, La Traviata, in the small Busseto Theatre, is a twenty five year old production — plus a few concerts, various lectures and children's operas...

Copyright © 14 October 2014 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy






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