Friday, November 11, 2011

Celebration on 150th anniversary unification of Italy : Embassy of Italy in India

Young musicians and artistes from India are collaborating with Italian musicians for the opera that is part of celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy organissed by the Embassy of Italy along with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations."It is a big opportunity for Italy and India to allow their artistes to get acquainted with both the cultures and this will bring people together through art," Ambassador of Italy to India, Giacomo Sanfelice di Monteforte told official media .

A forceful libretto and enhralling musical score ,make Cavalleria Rusticana an unforgettable operatic experience for the Indian audience, as one of the classis of ''verismo'' (realism) in opera style, the story Cavalleria Rusticano by Pietro when first performed in Rome in 1890, was an immediate success.

This show is based on a play by Giovanni Verga, the opera potrays love and jealousy in Sicily at the end of the 19th century and is  grand Italian opera with participation from Indian artistes is set to regale audiences here..

The orchestra conducted by Indian Maestro Vijay Upadhyaya includes 70 musicians and a choir of 50 artistes from the Neemrana Music Foundation.

Opera is scheduled to be performed on November 15 at Siri Fort Auditorium here as part of the closing gala for the fifth Delhi International Arts Festival (DIAF).

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