GIUSEPPE PENNISI assesses three works
at a contemporary music festival in Rome
Rome is one of the main centers of contemporary music in Italy. The Italian capital equals Berlin in terms of hours actually performed each year (see A Tremendous Success, 20 February 2014). Even though Teatro dell'Opera, under new management, has included a contemporary opera during its last 'seasons', most contemporary music created and performed in Rome is experimental and for relatively small ensembles.
Under the leadership of Teatro dell'Opera, and especially of its artistic director for contemporary music, composer Giorgio Battistelli, all the main musical institutions in Rome, with the support of foreign institutions such as the Academy of France and the Goethe Institute, held a very compact festival of contemporary musical theatre from 27 May until 9 June 2016, featuring ten different works in eleven days...
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