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Richard Wagner’s holiday in Siena

Richard Wagner’s holiday in Siena

Richard Wagner is perhaps the most representative character of the second phase of German Romanticism. As a reformer of modern musical theater he revolutionized the way of thinking about music with his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art), by which he arrived to a synthesis of the poetic, visual, and dramatic arts with music.

Italian opera, a show on and off stage

Italian opera, a show on and off stage

Italian Opera: where is the real show behind the scenes or on stage? In about 350 years of its life the Italian opera is a mine of anecdotes, secret stories and manias, let’s discover some of them! Comparing to other…