As previously reported, Snow White, an opera by American composer Luigi Zaninelli, was premiered in full production in Florence, Italy last week. The production - part of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino season and mounted with the assistance of Syracuse University - was presented as part of a program entitled "OperAzione: Do you speak English?" - which attempts to bring the Engilsh language, through opera, to the school children of Florence (a production of Where the Wild Things Are was the first offering of the program). Reviews of Biancaneve were scarce, but you can brush up on your Italian and view this spot from FlorenceTV, which includes peeks at the sets by Alex Koziara and costumes by Regina Schrecker.
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