Heavy Stage Direction and Sets
Rossini's 'Il viaggio a Reims' in Rome,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
Il viaggio a Reims, ossia L'albergo del giglio d'oro ('The Journey to Reims, or The Hotel of the Golden Fleur-de-lis') was one of the most awaited titles in the 2016-17 Teatro dell'Opera di Roma program. It arrived on 14 June 2017 in a much celebrated production by Damiano Michieletto (and his team: Carla Teti, costumes and Paolo Fantin, sets) which had its premiere in Amsterdam in January 2015. It is a cantata scenica originally performed in three acts, to a libretto by Luigi Balocchi based in part on Corinne, ou L'Italie by Madame de Staël. Michieletto preferred a two act version with a Wagnerian first act of two hours...
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