I Cavalieri di Ekebu

I Cavalieri di Ekebu

“Teatro Grattacielo…presented the North American premiere of a 1925 work by Riccardo Zandonai that has, at the least, shot to the top of my list of favorite opera titles: I Cavalieri di Ekebù. The large and enthusiastic audience seemed genuinely surprised. Who would have thought that an unknown verismo opera…could be so interesting? —

Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

“The audience was clearly delighted to discover an important score from a neglected age, and for that Teatro Grattacielo deserves the credit as well as encouragement to forge ahead.”

Peter G. Davis, New York Magazine

“Last Monday Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center was packed full of audience members with a fine ear who appreciated this unknown masterpiece by the Italian composer with perception and rapture.”…”an event to remember and perhaps a suggestion for future courageous productions in some opera house.”

Gianna Venturini, America Oggi

“It is clear even in concert that I cavalieri di Ekebù is stageworthy, and Zandonai’s densely orchestrated, atmospheric score and forceful vocal writing offer countless opportunities for the opera’s large forces. Teatro Grattacielo assembled a first-rate group of soloists…

Donald Westwood, Opera News


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