Opera reviews: Giovanna d’Arco, Don Carlo and Don Giovanni
This year’s four main opera productions take place in theatres that Verdi would have known during the time he lived in the neighbouring town of Busseto.
Parma’s Farnese Theatre is one
of the oldest in Italy, built by Duke Ranuccio I in 1618. Its first production was a lavish spectacle for which Claudio Monteverdi wrote the score, when the stage was flooded for the enactment of a naval battle.
The semi-circle of tiered seating and a double storey of arches provides an imaginative space for director Peter Greenaway, whose gloriously baroque films include The Draughtsman’s Contract and The... read more
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