The Restoration and Rise of Opera in Italy

No TV or radio needed, opera is on the rise in Italy thanks to at-home performances.

The following article, written by Sara Miller Llana, appears on the Christian Science Monitor. 

Opera in the living room: an old tradition sees restoration in Italy

Opera is a serious pastime in the birthplace of world famous composer Verdi. But to increase accessibility, performances are being held in private homes.

A young tenor’s voice, in his rendition of “La donna e mobile,” fills the palatial living room with one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most famous canzones from “Rigoletto.”

It’s a late Thursday afternoon and the sun is setting, as guests seated around the piano begin to clap. The hostess is suddenly in the center of the circle for a short waltz.

Continue reading at the Christian Science Monitor. 

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