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Opera Gala

December 2018: the “III World Week of Italian Cuisine” organized by the Italian Embassy in Kiev ends with a great Opera Gala. Aurelio Canonici conducts Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists from the Kharkiv Opera Theatre in a great and applauded program inspired by food. Tosca II Act, Don Giovanni Finale, the “Brindisi” from Traviata and Otello, the Parsifal Prelude from Wagner, together with Overtures by Bellini, Mozart, Ciaikovskij and Rossini.

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Warsaw Chamber Opera

November 2018: in the prestigious setting of the Royal Castle of Warsaw Aurelio Canonici conducts the Warsaw Chamber Opera (Warszawska Opera Kameralna). The Concert celebrated the great Italian orchestral music of the early nineteenth century: Rossini (“Italiana in Algeri” Overture and “Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra”) and in conclusion the splendid Symphony in D major of Cherubini.

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Teatro Eliseo, Rome

Teatro Eliseo, Rome

February 2018: the Teatro Eliseo, among its cultural initiatives, offers a cycle of two lectures dedicated to the music of Wagner and his “Ring of the Nibelung”. Aurelio Canonici held an appreciated speech in which, playing the piano, he analyzed the “Ring” through his many Leitmotifs.

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Kiev – National Presidential Orchestra of Ukraine

October 2017: in the Philharmonic Hall of Kiev many applause for the brilliant performance of the symphonic poem “The Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi. Aurelio Canonici conducts the National Presidential Orchestra of Ukraine.

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Poland – “51th Jan Kiepura Opera Festival”

August 2017: for the second year at the “Jan Kiepura Opera Festival”, Aurelio Canonici has conducted with great success a big Opera Gala. The cast included the beautiful “Sinfonietta Cracovia” Orchestra, the Polish Radio Choir, and 5 Singers from Korea and Japan. In the program, Arias, Duets, Choirs and Overtures from Mozart, Bizet, Puccini, Wagner, Verdi, Mascagni, Rossini, Bellini, Saint-Saens, Gounod, Offenbach, Delibes, Glinka, Borodin, Lehar.

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Orestiadi Festival of Gibellina

July 2017: XXXVI Edition of the “Orestiadi Festival of Gibellina”. On the 18th of July there will be the Premiere of “Visions”, Concert for piano, soul and body. Music by Aurelio Canonici, Giovanni Sollima, Marcello Filotei, George Gershwin. Piano Duo Paola Biondi – Debora Brunialti.

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Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome

June 2017: Aurelio Canonici is invited to explain classical music to the audience of Santa Cecilia. Between April, May, and June, Maestro Canonici analyzed masterpieces such as Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, and Caikovskij’s Lake Swan and Francesca da Rimini.

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Film Scores

June 2017: concerts with the most famous soundtracks of Morricone, John Williams, Piovani, Bacalov, Piccioni, Shostakovich. Music from movies such as Mission, Once Upon a Time in the West, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, Star Wars, Life Is Beautiful, The Postman, and so on. Aurelio Canonici conducted the Symphonic band of the Conservatory “Casella” in two concerts on the Lake d’Orta, in Armeno and Omegna.

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“Sospensione”, Teatro LMC

May 2017: The LMC Theatrical Company (contemporary dance and theatre), staged the show “Sospensione”. With Enzo Caputo as Director, words, gesture, dance, vocals and sounds, beautifully blend thanks to a careful research with the music of Aurelio Canonici. Performances on days 26th, 27th, 28th.

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Teatro Vittoria, Rome

May 2017: for the fourth consecutive year Aurelio Canonici is a guest of the Teatro Vittoria  in Rome to explain the symphonic and operatic music to the public. In this season, during five acclaimed lessons between November and May, Maestro Canonici analyzed masterpieces such as Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Rossini’s Cinderella, Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion, and Beethoven’s Third piano Concerto.