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Operabarga: Zilvinas Brazkauskas and Natania Sarah Hoffman

Operabarga: Zilvinas Brazkauskas and Natania Sarah Hoffman

Zilvinas Brazkauskas, clarinet and Natania Sarah Hoffman, cello playing in Piazza Salvo Salvi in Barga Vecchia this morning. Žilvinas Brazauskas began his studies at the Kaunas j. Naujalis Music Gymnasium with V. Žemaitis. In 2010 he moved to Lübeck to study with Prof. S. Meyer. Since 2015 he is a student in Hochschule für Musik […]

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Barga dice addio ai suoi festival

Barga dice addio ai suoi festival

Tagliati dalla Regione Toscana finanziamenti per oltre 40.000 euro a BargaJazz e Opera Barga.

Con il decreto dirigenziale 10098 pubblicato il 10 ottobre la Regione Toscana ha reso note le assegnazioni dei contributi per i festival di spettacolo dal vivo. Poco più di 8000 euro per il Bargajazz festival e stessa cifra per il festival OperaBarga. Nel 2015 avevano ottenuto sullo stesso bando un cofinanziamento di circa 60.000 euro. […]

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Exhibition – the drawings of Gillian Armitage Hunt

Exhibition – the drawings of Gillian Armitage Hunt

Drawings from Gillian Armitage Hunt of some of the scenery and costume designs for the Opera Barga Festival which together with her husband, Peter Hunt she founded in 1967. The exhibition at the Galleria Comunale in Barga Vecchia remains open until 16th August 2016.

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Opera Barga 2016 – opening concert – Barga Duomo

Opera Barga 2016 – opening concert – Barga Duomo

50° Festival Operabarga 1967 – 2016 – Inaugurazione nel Duomo di Barga Antonio Vivaldi Magnificat in sol minore e Gloria in Re maggiore per soli coro e orchestra Antonello Privitera Ave Maria in La bemolle maggiore op. 32 Pater Noster in Do maggiore op.33 ANNA SIMBOLI soprano – ANNA BESSI mezzosoprano – MARINA MORELLI soprano […]

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Opera Barga 2016

Opera Barga 2016

Calendar for the 50th Annual Opera Barga Festival has just been published - a much reduced calendar this year due to problems with funding.

27 JULY 2016 – 19.30 Anteprima Musica nei Borghi 27 – 30 luglio 2016 Ensemble le Musiche directed by Simone Bernardini Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart refreshments to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Opera Barga Festival 27 JULY – BARGA DUOMO – 21.30 Gloria and Magnificat by Antonio Vivaldi MUSICA NEI BORGHI – BARGA […]

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A Barga evening to remember – Roberta Invernizzi

A Barga evening to remember – Roberta Invernizzi

In last night’s sultry night cortile Roberta’s gloriously expressive and virtuosistic voice gave us much needed refreshment. Roberta is one of the growing clan of dazzling Italian historically-informed vocalists who specialise in the baroque repertoire.

The good thing about friends in not always so much that they’re there in case of need (although it can be useful) but that they can introduce one to new pleasures in life. Such a pleasure was that heard when the wonderful Roberta Invernizzi sang last night in the cloister of the ex-convent of Sant’Elizabetta […]

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Opera Barga – Special Report on Summer Festivals

Opera Barga – Special Report on Summer Festivals

Festival Opera Barga gets the cover page on the Musical America web site. Selected as one of the most worthwhile small festivals in the world, along with festivals in Germany, Portugal, Ireland, Tibet and the United States.

Musical America is the oldest American magazine on classical music. It is now a website – musicalamerica.com with a weekly online magazine. Founded by John C. Freund in 1898 as a weekly newspaper covering drama, music and the arts, Musical America Worldwide today (Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts, MusicalAmerica.com, and the weekly […]

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Domenick and Linda Fiore visiting Barga again

Domenick and Linda Fiore visiting Barga again

The musicians Domenick and Linda Fiore visiting Barga again after a gap of many years describe their feelings about the city

listen to ‘Domenick and Linda Fiore visiting Barga again’ on audioBoom Images of Barga from the early 70’s and an extremely interesting conversation with Domenick and Linda Fiore.

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Behind the scenes at Opera Barga

Behind the scenes at Opera Barga

Nicholas Bovey hard at work preparing one of the large backdrops for the opera Il Bajazet

This years production of Opera Barga,  Il Bajazet by Francesco Gasparini with the Libretto by Agostino Piovene and Ippolito Zanetti will be on stage at the Teatro dei Differenti in Barga on the 10th and 11th of July. Technicians and staff  are busily working hard behind the scene preparing for the event. Giovedì 10 e venerdì 11 luglio […]

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Gerusalem Falls

Gerusalem Falls

mixed feelings about music, production and performance.

Il Teatro dei Differenti in Barga has been dazzling in bringing to the public forgotten or neglected baroque operas. In the past, I have especially enjoyed the performances of Vivaldi’s operas under maestro Sardelli and last year’s Alessandro Scarlatti pastoral, “Equivoci nel Sembiante”, was a delight. It was yet another brave effort to present the modern “premiere” of Giovanni Paolo Colonna’s […]

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Opera Barga 2013

Opera Barga 2013

Festival Opera Barga - Programma- 5th -21st July 2013

Il Festival Opera Barga 2013 presenta la prima esecuzione integrale in età contemporanea, e la prima assoluta in forma scenica, dell’oratorio “La caduta di Gierusalemme” di Giovanni Paolo Colonna (1637-1695). L’oratorio di Colonna, che è uno dei massimi capolavori del Seicento italiano oltre che del compositore bolognese, è stato recentemente riscoperto a Parigi e curato […]

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“Gli equivoci nel sembiante” chiudono Opera Barga

“Gli equivoci nel sembiante” chiudono Opera Barga

Opera Barga volge al termine e, come da tradizione, è entrata nella fase finale proponendo a Barga una “prima in tempi moderni” per valorizzare il grande repertorio italiano meno conosciuto, quest’anno con l’opera “Gli equivoci nel sembiante” di Alessandro Scarlatti, andata in scena sabato 14 luglio (replica domenica 15 luglio). Si tratta di una coproduzione […]

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