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VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
ROMANTICISM: Explore the late George Colerick's fascinating series of articles encroaching on the subjects of melody, romanticism, operetta and humour in music.
Italian stage and opera director Lamberto Puggelli was born in Milan in 1938. He began his career as a theatre director in the early 1960s at Gian Carlo Menotti's Spoleto Festival in Italy. He staged several operas at La Scala, the first being Turandot in 1966.
Puggelli, who had directed more than three hundred works, died on 11 August 2013 at Trecastagni, Catania, aged seventy-five.
DVD Spotlight. An Operatic Cinderella - Verdi's 'Il Corsaro' impresses Robert Anderson. '... a very sensitive staging ...'
DVD Spotlight. Tangled History - Verdi's 'I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... expertly conducted by Daniele Callegari and imaginatively staged by Lamberto Puggelli.'