Duo Bernecoli-Corazza – prossimi concerti di Colore Italiano

Elia Andrea Corazza, Emy Bernecoli, Duo Bernecoli-Corazza. All rights reserved. http://www.eliacorazza.it and http://www.emybernecoli.com

Siamo felici di annunciare i prossimi concerti, con Emy Bernecoli al violino ed Elia Andrea Corazza al pianoforte. Musiche di autori italiani: Vivaldi, Vitali, Respighi, Casella, Rota e Corazza.

  1. Giovedì 27 settembre 2018, h 19. Steinway Piano Gallery Miami, 4104 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables. Organizzato dalla Società Dante Alighieri, Miami, 300 Aragon Ave, suite 250, Coral Gables, FL.
  2. Martedì 2 ottobre, h. 18. Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St, NW, Washington DC.
  3. Venerdì 5 ottobre, h. 16. Department of Performing Arts, Georgetown University, 108 Davis Performing Arts Center, 27th and O Streets, NW, Washington DC
  4. Giovedì 11 ottobre h. 12. Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress. Organizzato da The Kluge Center of The Library of Congress.
Emidio Bernecoli - Senza Tempo oil on canvas - All rights reserved.
“Senza Tempo” by Emidio Bernecoli, oil on canvas.


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Respighi, Hummel e Mendelssohn con l’Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana – foto

Elia Andrea Corazza, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Respighi, Hummel, Mendelssohn

Ecco qui alcune foto della tournée siciliana tenuta con l’Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, con concerti a Palermo, Terrasini e Alcamo il 12, 14 e 15 luglio 2018. Il repertorio:

  • Respighi Antiche arie e danze, Suite n.1.
  • Hummel Concerto in Mi maggiore per tromba e orchestra. (Tromba solista: Salvatore Magazzù)
  • Mendelssohn Sinfonia n. 4 in La maggiore op.90 (Italiana).



Big Success for La Serva Padrona by Paisiello-Respighi

It has been a honor and a pleasure to conduct the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in two semi staged performances of Paisiello-Respighi’s La Serva padrona. Serpina: Raffaella Palumbo. Uberto: Francesco Leone. Vespone: Sandro Dieli.

On July 7th we performed in the amazing Palazzo Riso in Palermo, and on July 9th in the marvelous Palazzo d’Aumale in Terrasini.

Arrivederci Sicilia!



A Piece of Music Found, A Lost Opera Complete


Dan Turello wrote this article on my research at The Library of Congress, during my Kluge Fellowship. He describes my quest to reconstruct the entire score of Paisiello’s La Serva Padrona, which Ottorino Respighi orchestrated for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1920, but was not staged and considered lost.

    Short excerpt from the article by Dan Turello:

Sometimes a few missing pages can make it a challenge to reconstruct an entire work. This was exactly the case when current Kluge Fellow Elia Corazza discovered the autographed orchestration of La Serva Padrona, an 18th century opera written by Giovanni Paisiello and then adapted by Ottorino Respighi for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1920.

Corazza, a composer, conductor, and musicologist, with training in piano, composition and orchestral conducting, as well as a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Bologna (Italy), became interested in La Serva Padrona as a part of his broader effort to rediscover some of Respighi’s lost works. Respighi became popular in Italy after the First World War, just as Fascism was taking hold in the country. During these years, Respighi transcribed various works of pre-romantic music created by Italian composers including Monteverdi, Paisiello, Cimarosa, and Rossini, that had long since been forgotten and seldom, if ever performed.

You can read the entire interview on The Library of Congress’ blog.

Review of La Serva padrona

Beautiful review written by Dr. Francesco Lora on Il Corriere musicale (in Italian) about the premiere of Paisiello-Respighi’s La Serva padrona.

Here is an English translation of the excerpt.

World premiere in Bologna of the intermezzi made by Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes. The musical reading of the young conductor Elia Corazza was outstanding.


Thanks to his enthusiasm on the project, to his work on every stage of the production, to his critical knowledge of the repertoire and to his demonstrated conducting talent, the young conductor premiered  Paisiello-Respighi’s chamber opera giving an outstanding musical reading: the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale was committed as ever before, with an urging narrative rhythm and the music put in evidence in its shining and energetic liveliness.

You can read the full review here (in Italian)

Elia Andrea Corazza during a rehearsal of La Serva padrona with the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna
Elia Andrea Corazza during a rehearsal of La Serva padrona with the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna