Two contrasting geniuses who ignored each other

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2013 commemorated the birth bicentenary of both Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) and Richard Wagner (1813-1883). The two composers are more akin than people are led to think, both marking a turning point in the history of 19th-century opera. From this point of view, indeed, Verdi and Wagner were very much alike, both asking their singers to adapt to new expressive requirements. The revolution the two composers brought about did not exhaust itself during their lives but led to a renewal the importance of which is still being assessed and put into effect. This cycle of three lecture-concerts wishes to fathom the above-mentioned themes and pay tribute to the two brilliant composers, who, in line with the ambitions of the Romantic Movement, felt the need to innovate the world of opera in all of its aspects: formal, scenic and instrumental.

















9th December / 9:00 pm
Piacenza, Auditorium of the ‘Fondazione Piacenza e Vigevano’
Via Santa Eufemia 13
Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder
Verdi: 4 Chamber Songs
Adelisa Tabiandon, soprano
Gioele Muglialdo, piano
Relator: Fabrizio Dorsi


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