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Lirica a cena – concert in Piazza Angelio

Lirica a cena – concert in Piazza Angelio

The summer might be officially over in Barga but it seems that nobody bothered to tell the inhabitants of the city as the festa just keeps on going. This evening the Piazza Angelio in Barga Vecchia was once again filled with people for a concert called “Lirica a cena”. Organised by a joint venture between […]

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Interview with Julia Lezhneva in Belgium

Interview with Julia Lezhneva in Belgium

The Russian soprano, Julia Lezhneva was last here in Barga as part of the Cardiff International Academy of Voice series of concerts performed in the city during the summer of 2009 (articles here and here) We said then “It is not often that one name is singled out but really one voice stands out head […]

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Barga’s Sally Li sings as part of the events for Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Barga’s Sally Li sings as part of the events for Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Barga’s own soprano, Sally He Li has had a busy 12 months – the wedding in Barga, the new baby and now this weekend she was in Rome taking part of the celebrations as Pope Benedict XVI beatified Pope John Paul II. She was there for the inauguration of an exhibition “Un Papa Missionario” dedicated […]

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The Soprano and the blues sax in Piazza Angelio

An interesting mix of music and styles is Piazza Angelio this evening in what these days would be termed as a “mash up” between a single clear operatic voice and a blues saxophone player. The art cafe which opened and closed in the space of a week may be gone but art is still happening […]

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Concerto Lirico di Gala dedicated to Giacomo Puccini

Cardiff International Academy of Voice directed by Dennis O ‘Neill performed a Gala concert dedicated to Giacomo Puccini this evening in the Teatro dei Differenti in Barga. Students from the Academy have been here in Barga since the 5th April when they where joined by the choir Cor Caerdydd for a sacred concert of religious […]