L’OPERA – December 2007
“I Pomeriggi Musicali”, 2007/08 Symphonic Season, Christmas Concert

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The Orchestra of the “Pomeriggi Musicali” of Milan presented a “Gran galà dell’operetta” over several evenings at Teatro Dal Verme in Milan. It was an unexpected and unusual success with audiences, as confirmed in numerous performances in other theatres. The decision to include this repertory in the orchestra season was therefore very wise. Praise is certainly merited by the organisation’s management and by the artistic ability of Maestro Gioele Muglialdo, who has brought the orchestra to a wonderful level. He also included three orchestral gems, of certain effect and unquestionable difficulty: the “Can-can” from “Orpheus in the Underworld” by Offenbach, the “Poet and Peasant” Overture by Von Suppè, and the “Gold and Silver” Waltz by Lehàr. His conducting always observed the composers’ intentions, an impression confirmed in the other works with singers […]. Extremely well received was “Stanotte faccio il parigin,” inserted in “The Merry Widow” only in recent years, performed with taste and played in a witty and humorous orchestration by Maestro Muglialdo […] At the end, all of the performers, and especially Gioele Muglialdo, received hearty ovations as proof of the evening’s success. The triumph was beat to the rhythm of the inevitable “Radetsky March,” offered as an encore.

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