Vincenzo Bellini ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Celebrating the 221st anniversary of Belliniโ€™s birth, born in 1801 Vincenzo Bellini was a famous Italian composer of the mid-19th century, born in Catania, Sicily, in 1801. His fame continued into the 20th century and he is still popular today. He composed many instrumental and operatic works, including several operas. Some of his most famous compositions include the ‘Cinema Sinfu’ and ‘Symphony No. 1 in … Continue reading Vincenzo Bellini ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Franz Listz ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

Celebrating the 211th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt, born in 1811 Franz Liszt was a 19th-century Hungarian pianist and composer, born in what is now Hungary on 22 October 1811. He is one of the most famous and influential musicians of the Romantic era. His brilliant technique and dramatic interpretations have earned him a place in history as one of the great geniuses … Continue reading Franz Listz ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

Music venues ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ›

Classical music is very popular among listeners and performers today. However, there is a strong link between classical music and photography. Many people photograph classical music performances to document their history or share it with others. Some even take photographs of the interior and exterior of classical music venues as part of their job. Classical music venues are important cultural icons that have lasting impact … Continue reading Music venues ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ›

Giuseppe Verdi ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

On the occasion of the 209th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi Verdi is one of the world’s most famous opera composers. Throughout his long life, he composed several operas that are still performed today. Many people consider Verdi the greatest opera composer of all time. In fact, Verdi’s work has influenced many other prominent composers and has even become an integral part of … Continue reading Giuseppe Verdi ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Teatro dellโ€™Opera, Rome ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›

A prestigious opera house for the new Italian capital The Teatro dellโ€™Opera in Rome is considered one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, although its history goes back only to just more than 140 years ago. It was originally built in a couple of years, starting in 1878, as Teatro Costanzi, from the name of its owner, and it underwent several renovations … Continue reading Teatro dellโ€™Opera, Rome ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›

My favourite early Romantic composers ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ

The definition of Romantic music encompasses a rather long period of time in Western music, between the end of the 18th century and the middle of the 19th century. The Romantic period takes place after the Classical period and the Modern music of the 20h century. During its early phase, composers progressively moved away from the schemes of the Classical period and found inspiration in … Continue reading My favourite early Romantic composers ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ

Petruzzelli Theatre, Bari ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Originally inaugurated in 1903 with an opera by Jacob Meyerbeer, and almost completely destroyed by a devasting fire in 1991, it took an enormous effort to be reconstructed and restored to its former glory. In 2009 the Teatro Petruzzelli, the cultural gem and largest theatre of Apulia, was re-inaugurated. Since then The Petruzzelli Foundation is managing the venue and its productions that span to opera, … Continue reading Petruzzelli Theatre, Bari ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Teatro San Carlo, Naples ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›

The oldest functioning opera house in the world The San Carlo Theatre is an opera house in Naples, Italy. The theatre was opened on 25 December 1737 by Charles VII of Naples and is now the oldest functioning opera house in the world. The building was designed by Nicola Antonio Lazzarini, who also designed many other theatres around Italy at the same time. This style … Continue reading Teatro San Carlo, Naples ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›

London Coliseum ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›

The biggest theatre in London Inaugurated in 1904 to be the biggest and most luxurious theatre in London, the London Coliseum has survived for more than a century through many ups and downs maintaining a high profile for popular entertainment in the city with the highest concentration of theatres in the world. The Coliseum is now home to the English National Opera and the English … Continue reading London Coliseum ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›