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Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Q & A: Giuseppina Bridelli On Her Role Debut As Piacere In ‘Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno’ At La Fenice


At the age of 21, mezzo-soprano Giuseppina Bridelli made her professional debut in the role of Despina under the baton of Diego Fasolis, since which time she has been on what appears to be a never-ending upward trajectory. Now firmly established as one of the leading interpreters of the baroque repertoire, she is an artist constantly in demand, performing at {…}


Bejun Mehta, Sophie Rennert, Francesca Ascioti & Giuseppina Bridelli Headline Innsbruck Festival of Early Music’s 2022 Season


(Credit: Innsbruck Festival of Early Music official website) The Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has announced its 2022 season, featuring three operas and a number of concerts. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the vocal works. Here is a full slate. Operas  Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera “Silla” spotlights Bejun Mehta, Eleonora Bellocci, Valer Sabadus, Roberta Invernizzi, {…}


Antonino Siragusa, Giuseppina Bridelli, Nicola Alaimo Headline Opera Streaming’s Final Two Streams of 2020


Opera Streaming is set to close 2020 with two streams of Rossini classics. First up will be “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” from the Teatro Municipale, Piacenza. The showcase will feature Manuel Amati as Conte d’Almaviva, Marco Filippo Romano as Don Bartolo, Giuseppina Bridelli as Rosina, and Roberto de Candia as Figaro. Nikolas Nägele conducts a production by Beppe de Tomasi. {…}


Francesco Demuro, Veronica Simeoni, Nicola Alaimo, Giuseppina Bridelli Headline OperaStreaming’s December Slate


OperaStreaming has announced its December slate. Things kick off with the streaming service set to present a production of Massenet’s “Werther” from the Teatro Comunale di Modena. The opera stars Veronica Simeoni as Charlotte with Francesco Demuro as Werther and Guido Dazzini as Albert. Maria Rita Combattelli rounds out the cast as Sophie. Francesco Pasqualetti conducts with Stefano Vizioli directing. {…}


Plácido Domingo, Giuseppina Bridelli & Davinia Rodriguez Lead Fondazione Teatri Piacenza’s Fall Season


The Fondazione Teatri Piacenza has announced its 2020 fall season. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on the vocal and operatic performances. The season opens with Handel’s “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo” with Raffaele Pe, Giuseppina Bridelli, and Andrea Mastroni. La lira di Orfeo accompanies with Gian Maria Aliverta directing the production. Performance Date: Oct. 31, 2020 {…}


Giuseppina Bridelli & Antonio Poli Lead Teatro la Fenice’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’


On Sept. 4 the Teatro la Fenice will begin its fall season with Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” The opera is set to star Giuseppina Bridelli as Dido and Antonio Poli as Aeneas alongside Michela Antenucci, Martina Licari, Valeria Girardello, Lara Lagni, Chiara Brunello, and Matteo Roma with conductor Tito Ceccherini leading the work. Giovanni Di Cicco will direct the production. {…}


Ivan Ayon Rivas, Carmela Remigio, Angela Meade, Maria José Siri, Alessio Ardiuni Headline Teatro La Fenice’s 2023-24 Season


The Teatro La Fenice has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a breakdown of what’s on offer. Operas First up is “Les Contes d’Hoffmann.” Ivan Ayon Rivas stars in the title role alongside Alex Esposito as the three villains and Rocio Pérez, Veronique Gens, and Carmela Remigio as the three heroines. Finally, Giuseppina Bridelli sings the Muse. Antonello Manacorda conducts {…}


Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical Announces 2023-24 Season


The Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical has announced its 2023-24 season featuring more than 204 concerts. Here are the vocal highlights. Quiteria Muñoz  joins the Accademia del Piacere and Fahmi Alqhai for Músicas mestizas. Performance Date: Oct. 8, 2023 The Accademia del Piacere performs alongside Núria Rial and Fahmi Alqhai. Performance Dates: Oct. 16 & 18, 2023 Asier Puga and {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Teatro La Fenice 2022-23 Review: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno


Photo: Michele Crosera In 1707, Händel arrived in Rome and soon made the acquaintance of important members of the papacy, including Cardinal Benedetto Pamphilj, from whom he received his first major libretto, “Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno.” Because public performances of operas in Rome had been forbidden by papal ban in 1703, Handel made this an oratorio. Although {…}