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Hamilton is the host city of the Canada’s acclaimed NATIONAL ACADEMY ORCHESTRA whose artistic director is Boris Brott O.C., O.Ont. Maestro Brott has generated great respect for our city as a cultural center and Mecca for young music degree graduates.
Brott has recently been the guest conductor for operas staged at Verona, Trieste and Bari on Italy’s southeast coast. Last season’s “MADAMMA BUTTERFLY and “LA TRAVIATA” garnered such critical compliments that he was appointed Principal Guest conductor for Bari’s Petruzzelli Theatre where Lorin Mazel is Musical Consultant. His success in Trieste last season with “Samson and Delilah” and Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony was such that he was asked to direct Donizetti’s ANNA BOLENA and Verdi’s BATTAGLIA DI LEGNANO. Below, in translation, is the review published by the renowned ‘IL MESSAGERO’ of Venice, and critiqued by our Italian counterpart – Danilio Soli