Riccardo Muti explains why the opera must assume its history, even when it seems racist

Riccardo Muti explains why the opera must assume its history

Asked about a line of Masked ballspeaking of “the filthy race of negroes”, the Italian chef underlines the misinterpretation of his detractors: Verdi denounces racism. “History cannot be changed, it must be preserved in its essence, for better or for worse, so that the following generations can know it.” Interviewed by the Italian daily Corriere … Read more

Macbeth at the Opéra de Nice: a flamboyant orchestral and vocal success

Macbeth at the Opera de Nice a flamboyant orchestral and

Verdi’s opera benefits from the lively direction of Daniele Callegari and a good cast. The staging, which loses the magic of Shakespeare along the way, is too busy to convince. Yes macbeth is still considered an early opera by Verdi, we are probably touching here on one of his first masterpieces. However, created in 1847 … Read more