While browsing their recommendations, I couldn't be more surprised to read this for the coming season:
The opera scene in the first great capital of the art form was left for dead after the Teatro La Fenice endured a terrible fire in 1996 and years of instability from the late 1990s though the mid 2000s. But there has been a remarkable rebirth, with productions at La Fenice, the Teatro Malibran and elsewhere in the city. There is a notable emphasis on baroque works, plus those by Rossini and operas that had their premieres there. Among the highlights are Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino (Jan. 23-31, 2015); Gluck’s Alceste in a new production by the masterful Pier Luigi Pizzi (March 20-28); Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans (June 19-27) and generous offerings throughout the season of Bellini, Donizetti, Puccini and Verdi.
[This is an item because Cecilia Bartoli keeps complaining that the Italians are not interested in the Baroque.]
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