Lucia Valentini Terrani: “Rossini’s genius is very modern…”

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“It  is better to do something less than perfect every now and then rather than something boring.  Rossini’s genius is very modern, yet difficult to penetrate because it is so marked by duality and contradiction. He is both easy and difficult; introverted and cerebral in one sense, extroverted manic, mad in another; indeed he is all those things, often at the same time…like a clown, he is a comic with a deep melancholy and ironic streak”.

Rossini:  Never light; and or The art of Lucia Valentin

Lucia Valentini Terrani (1946-1998)

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