Wexford Festival Opera and RTÉ present La ciociara, live from the National Opera House, Wexford.
Broadcast on Opera Night with Paul Herriott on RTÉ lyric fm at 8pm on Saturday 28th October and streamed on RTÉ Culture.
Opera in two acts by Marco Tutino
Libretto by Fabio Ceresa and Luca Rossi
Based on the novel of the same name by Alberto Moravia.
Operas based on movies — more often than not themselves based on books — have become an increasing feature of the operatic landscape in recent decades. La ciociara is probably best known in the 1960 film adaptation (Two Women) starring Sophia Loren, which, as directed by Vittorio de Sica, won her an Academy Award for Best Actress and made her the first such winner for a non-English film.
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