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The Downfall

Richard Strauss' 'Elektra' in Bologna,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

Elektra is one of the most performed operas by Richard Strauss on a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Over the last few years, M&V, has carried some twenty reviews. In Italy, the work has been shown in almost all major opera houses and in some provincial theatres (Bolzano, Piacenza, Modena and Catania). In Bologna, it was only previously performed once, in 1969, and in an Italian translation which made the audience miss the painstaking work of the composer and of the poet to have a perfect match between words and music...

Copyright © 20 November 2015 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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RICHARD STRAUSS

ELEKTRA

GERMANY

BOLOGNA

ITALY

20TH CENTURY

WORLD WAR II

NAZI GERMANY

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