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daniladibiase Straordinaria foto dall'alto della città di #Barçelona durante l'omaggio che il #CampNou ha riservato a #Xavi il giorno della sua ultima partita in terra spagnola: #6ràciesxavi!

#calcio #football #vecchiemaniere #spain #barcajuve #xavi6 #barcellona #drone #stadium #stadio #picoftheyear #spanish #catalani #blaugrana #amazingpic
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i_hear_dead_people_ A day like today a musician was born ... #Alfredo #Catalani (19 June 1854 – 7 August 1893) was an Italian #operatic #composer. He is best remembered for his #operas Loreley (1890) and La Wally (1892). La Wally was composed to a libretto by Luigi Illica, and features Catalani's most famous aria "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana." This aria, sung by American #soprano #Wilhelmenia #Fernandez, was at the heart of Jean-Jacques Beineix’s 1981 cult movie Diva. Catalani's other operas were less successful, partly hampered by inferior libretti.

Catalani was born in Lucca and trained at the Milan Conservatory under Antonio #Bazzini.

Despite the growing influence of the verismo style of #opera during the 1880s Catalani chose to #compose in a more traditional manner. As a result his #operas have largely lost their place in the modern repertoire, even compared to those of #Massenet and #Puccini, whose style his works most closely resemble.

The influence of Amilcare Ponchielli can also be recognized in Catalani's work. Like Ponchielli, Catalani's reputation now rests almost entirely on one work. However, while La Wally enjoys occasional revivals, Ponchielli's La Gioconda has always been the more popular #opera of the two (287 #performances to date at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, as opposed to only four for La Wally). In 1893, upon his premature death from tuberculosis in Milan, Catalani was interred in the Cimitero Monumentale, where Ponchielli and conductor Arturo Toscanini also lie. Toscanini was a strong advocate of Catalani's #music and named his daughter Wally in recognition of the composer's most successful opera. Toscanini recorded the #prelude to Act IV of La Wally and the "Dance of the Water Nymphs" from Loreley in Carnegie Hall in August 1952 with the NBC #Symphony #Orchestra for RCA Victor.
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antonellaalvaro Situato nel #cuore di #barcellona. Il #parcdelaciutadella al suo interno sorgono #monumenti dedicati a #personaggi #storici #catalani e alcuni edifici progettati da #architetti #fiamminghi che rosalgono all'epoca della #Cittadella. #barcelona #instaplace #fontana 2w

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rinaldocavallo Per il piacere degli juventini andiamo a visitare lo stadio dei campioni d'Europa😀😀 #campnou #fcbarcellona #campionid'Europa #ipiùforti #bellissimostadio #catalani #spagna 2w

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patrickmccarty Back row killing it at rooftop yoga. @megklimacek kicked all of our butts... Except for Alan's. #coloRADo #catalani #family 3w

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vassalloandrea Ed oggi tra i vicoli di Napoli ci siamo svegliati così con la voglia di volare in Spagna per andare a festeggiare con ormai gli amici #catalani che sono una grande squadra @fcbarcelona e #forzanapolisempre è grazie ancora...!!! 3w

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