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150 years after the death of Angelo Mariani (Ravenna 11 October 1821- Genua 13 June 1873)

Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala
Solisti dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala
Donato Renzetti conductor

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
from Aroldo, Ouverture

from Giovanna D’Arco, “O fatidica foresta”
Greta Doveri soprano

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
from Lucia di Lammermoor, “Tombe degli avi miei”
Andrea Tanzillotenore

Giuseppe Verdi
from Attila, Preludio, “Mentre gonfiarsi l’anima”
Huanhong Livio Li bass

from La traviata, “È strano!… Sempre libera”
Zhou Fan soprano

Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
from Faust “Alerte, alerte, ou vous êtes perdus!”
Zhou Fan soprano
Andrea Tanzillo tenor
Huanhong Livio Li bass

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
from Lohengrin, Prelude to act I

Giuseppe Verdi
from Don Carlos, Preludio, ballabili from act III

Richard Wagner
from Tannhäuser, Ouverture

in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Angelo Mariani di Ravenna

It had to be Verdi and Wagner, the two undisputed giants of nineteenth-century opera and now the pillars of a concert commemorating the 150thanniversary of Angelo Mariani’s birth. If the former was a long-time personal friend and collaborator of Mariani’s (although they had a serious falling out due to misunderstandings and probably romantic jealousy), the latter owed the first Italian performances of his operas to Mariani, who conducted the premieres of both Lohengrinand Tannhäuser in Bologna. This further widened the rift with the great composer from Busseto, who perhaps also blamed the charismatic Ravenna-born musician for the liberties he took with other people’s scores. However, Mariani played an important role in the rise of the modern professional conductor, combining the roles of maestro concertatoreand direttore d’orchestra to achieve “a true unity of performance, conception and interpretation”.

The event will be streamed starting from 13 June at 9 pm on ravennafestival.live

The Programme
The Text