Zeffirelli’s Last Dream in Verona,

To be in Verona for an opera evening at “Arena,” it is always a great treat, but it was more so last night for the second to last performance of “La Traviata.” Verona’s gracious architecture, the vast Piazza Bra with its imposing amphitheater lit up for the summer opera program fills you up with excitement […]

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La Fenice: “as it was, where it was”

No Introduction Needed Teatro La Fenice—“The Phoenix”—is the opera house in Venice, Italy. It is one of “the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre“, and in the history of opera as a whole. Sadly, La Fenice gained popularity once more rather recently with yet another fire that destroyed a large part of this beautiful Opera House.  La Fenice really […]

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