Music, Classical and opera
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Time Out says

The second of Giacomo Puccini's classic operas to be performed this season at The Croatian National Theatre Ivan Zajc Rijeka. Set in a turbulent Rome of 1800, the ruling Kingdom of Naples's control of the city is seriously threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy. Premiered in the same city during a time of civil unrest, the brutal and gruesome depictions of torture, murder and suicide within the opera chimed with the public of the time and, along with some of Puccini's best-loved arias, ensured that the critically-panned opera became one of the world's most frequently performed ever since.


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