About the Event
Travel back in time with the Orchestra Nova Amadeus as they perform the classical music treasure La Traviata among other works by Verdi, Offenbach, Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini in Rome's stunning Chiesa di S. Paolo entro le Mura.
Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian opera composer. From a young age, he developed a musical education with the help of a patron and soon dominated the Italian opera. In fact by his 30s, he became one of the most influential opera composer all over the classical scene. His most famous operas are Il Trovatore, Rigoletto and La Traviata. Furthermore, he was able to establish himself as a landowner with the income from his successful operas and focus on his private life. However, he soon returned to the scene with his new popular work Aida 1871, and three masterpieces: Otello, Requiem and Falstaff.
Gioachino Rossini was an Italian composer of the 19th century. He made his debut at the age of 18 and soon became one the most popular opera composer in history. His best known operas are The Barber of Seville Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Italian Girl in Algiers L'italiana in Algeri, and Cinderella La Cenerentola. In general, his style can be defined as song‐like melodic which earned him the nickname of 'the Italian Mozart”. Later on he became famous for his exciting buildup of orchestral sound over a repeated phrase, which is now known as a 'Rossini crescendo”.
Gaetano Donizetti was an Italian composer of the early 19th century. He was one of the leading composers of the bel canto opera style along with Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini. Over the course of his career, Donizetti wrote almost 70 operas both comic and serious. His first notable success came with a serious opera, Zoraida di Granata, which was presented in 1822 in Rome. As a result, he made a major impact on the Italian and international opera scene and shifted the attention to opera seria noble and 'serious' style operas. However, his best‐known works include comedies such as L'elisir d'amore 1832 and Don Pasquale 1843.
- Bellini, Vincenzo – Sinfonia in mi bemolle
- Verdi, Giuseppe – Valzer Brillante (from the movie Gattopardo)
- Donizetti, Gaetano – Valzer in Do maggiore
- Bellini, Vincenzo – Vaga Luna
- Offenbach, Jacques – Les oiseaux dan la charmille
- Rossini, Gioachino – Pot‐pourri from Barbiere di Siviglia
- Verdi, Giuseppe – La Traviata – 'E' strano', from La Traviata
- Rossini, Gioachino – Una voce poco fa (from Barbiere di Siviglia)