Festival Verdi 2005 (Graphic: Fondazione Teatro Regio di Parma)
Ernani, Festival Verdi, Parma
By George Loomis [Financial Times, 10 May 05]
No city is more closely identified with Verdi than Parma – the urban centre closest to the composer’s rural home – and it polishes its image with an annual Verdi festival. As Parma is also home to the National Institute of Verdi Studies, scholarly gatherings play a role, and several visiting orchestras appear. But the festival’s mainstay rests in the Teatro Regio with two new opera productions.
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