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A Very Interesting Discovery

The first performance in modern times
of Bellini's 'Adelson e Salvini',
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

In the Teatro Pergolesi in the small town of Jesi (40,000 residents), from 9-14 November 2016, a real event attracted music critics from several European countries: the world premiere and preview of the first opera ever composed by Vincenzo Bellini: Adelson e Salvini. The production will be the core of the next Bellini Festival in September 2017 in Catania. I saw and heard it on 11 November.

Adelson e Salvini was composed in 1824-25 and staged in the Naples San Sebastian Conservatory Theatre in February 1825, when Bellini was twenty three year old...

Copyright © 15 November 2016 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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