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Masterclass by Riccardo Battaglia on the operas of G. Rossini at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival



Masterclass by Riccardo Battaglia on the operas of G. Rossini at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

A man who could turn into gold anything he touched: the superlative genius of Gioachino Rossini.

Riccardo Bttaglia will conduct a Masterclass on the operas of Gioachino Rossini at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018. A narrative of the life. music and character of the Italian prodigy. From early compositions to the greatest operas.
Gioachino Rossini was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas, as well as some sacred music, songs, chamber music and piano pieces. He made his debut at the age of 18 with La cambiale di matrimonio. His best-known operas include the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) and La Cenerentola (Cinderella). He also wrote a string of serious operas in Italian, including works such as Tancredi, Otello and Semiramide. The opera semiseria La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) has one of Rossini's most celebrated overtures. After moving to Paris in 1824, he began to set French librettos to music. His last opera, the epic Guillaume Tell (William Tell), along with its iconic overture, helped usher in grand opera in France.

Riccardo Battaglia is an Italian award-winning musician, composer and music journalist. After completing his studies in Composition, Harmony and Counterpoint in Italy, he joined the University of Mumbai for post-graduate studies in Hindustani music, and since then he keeps visiting India for performances, lectures and demonstrations. Since 1999, he is a music critic for several classical music magazines and journals in Italy. Among his notable achievements, the first prize at TIM (International Tournament of Music, Rome, 1998), the Sur Mani Award for best instrumental performance (Mumbai, 2007) and the Girnar Sangeet Ratna (Junagadh, 2013) in recognition of his career in music.


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Entry is free. Seats are available on first come first serve basis.


Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time: From 2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Organized by : Kala Ghoda Association

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Mumbai

Entrance : Free


Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning at Somaiya Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai