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    Tony Bennett
    could sing standards in his sleep. Luckily, his umpteenth run through the Great American Songbook — this one a PR coup with Lady Gaga — never lapses into the lazy 

     Both singers sound stoked by each other’s presence.

    Their tandem versions of war-horses by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Cy Coleman emphasize the swing in the songs. They keep the beat brisk and the arrangements sharp. There’s rarely a hint of loungy contemplation or orchestral lushness in their interpretations. Instead, they emphasize energy.

    That’s especially nice to hear from Bennett. At 88, he’s not just leaning on his authority. He’s navigating the phrases with agility and pluck.

    Marty in the Morning Monday 19 August 2013

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    Marty Whelan and guests live from the 100th Verona Opera Festival.
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    Marty at the Church of Sant'Anastasia.

    Sant'Anastasia 

    Sant'Anastasia is a church of the
    Dominican Order in Verona, northern Italy.

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    Marty buys some souvenirs.

    Some musical presents to take home to Ireland.
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    Marty speaks to the Travel Department group.

    Marty speaks to some of the audience at Aida in the arena. And meets the winner of the Marty in the Morning &Travel Department competition.

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    Soprano Olga Peretyatko talks to Marty

    Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko was born and raised in St. Petersburg. She started her musical career at the age of 15, singing in the children's choir of the Mariinsky Theatre. She completed a course as a choirmaster and then enrolled to study singing at the Hanns Eisler-Hochschule für Musik in Berlin.

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    More audience reaction.

    Marty speaks to some more members of theTravel Department group.

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    Severiano Barzan shares some famous wines from the region.

    Severiano Barzan explains the background to some of the more famous wines from the region. Including some favorites...

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    The Pavarotti exhibition.

    The first Museum in the world to be dedicated to lyrical opera Books, sketches, scenography, costumes and scene décor.   Until September celebrates the life of Luciano Pavarotti

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    Soprano Olga Peretyatko talks to Marty.

    Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko was born and raised in St. Petersburg. She started her musical career at the age of 15, singing in the children's choir of the Mariinsky Theatre. She completed a course as a choirmaster and then enrolled to study singing at the Hanns Eisler-Hochschule für Musik in Berlin.

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