Monday, November 08, 2010


Vincenzo Bellini
Image:  Wikimedia Commons

The city of Catania is having difficulty in raising sufficient funds to stage its second Bellini Festival, due to begin on 29th November.   I'm sad about this as the city is justly proud of its most famous son, whose birthplace is one of the nicest museums of its kind anywhere.  And you just have to like a composer who inadvertently graced a pasta dish with the name of his best known heroine.

The Catanesi are hoping that the Regional Government will come up with the funds but just in case it doesn't, let's have a mini Bellini festa on Sicily Scene tonight.   

Clara Polito e l'Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania - Casta Diva [Norma]

Cincin, Vincenzo!


Whispering Walls said...

Let's toast him with champagne & peach juice!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Very appropriate, WW!

Ellee Seymour said...

Let's hope someone can find a generous sponsor.
I like WW's idea too.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, let's hope so, Ellee.


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