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Italian-French Pianist Aldo Ciccolini Has Died at the Age of 89

2:46PM
February
3, 2015

Pianist Aldo Ciccolini passed away at his home in Paris on February 1st at the age of 89. He was born in Naples in 1925 and became a French citizen in 1969.

Long-Lost Opera Discovered off the Coast of Sicily

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Mt. Etna, the Sicilian volcano as temperamental as an opera diva, may have helped save Vincenzo Bellini's lost first opera from destruction.
12:28PM
April
2, 2012

Opera lovers have the Sicilian volcano Mt. Etna to thank for preserving the manuscript score of what is believed to be Sicilian composer Vincenzo Bellini’s long-lost – and now recently discovered – first opera, according to a report on WQXR’s Operavore blog. The Feb. 27 discovery occurred near the Italian village of Vambolieri as archaeologists [...]