When Verdi mimics Donizetti
'Un Giorno di Regno' in Busseto,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
On 28 September 2018, in a central box of the small and cosy Teatro Verdi of Busseto — Verdi's birthplace, one hour drive from Parma — I saw and heard Un Giorno di Regno. This is a real rarity — a seldom-performed comic opera that Verdi composed when he was twenty-seven years old and he himself never liked. This was the second offering of the 2018 Verdi Festival...
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