WEXFORD FESTIVAL OPERA LIVE

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Opera Night with Bernard Clarke – Live from Wexford Festival Opera 2013

Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze (The Florentine Straw Hat) by Nino Rota, described as a musical farce.  Written in 1945 and sung in Italian, this opera is a witty and brilliant satire on the petty conventionalism of the French bourgeoisie. Here Rota’s musical style is akin to that of a latter-day Rossini, with elements of Puccini and Verdi. Nino Rota is perhaps best known as a film score composer, including the music for The Godfather films.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 1November, 8pm-10pm