On the assumption that Beethoven’s Fifth might be too heavy for the US President, the Filarmonica della Scala has changed next Friday’s programme to scoops of gelato .
Andrew Powell has sent us this rundown:
Puccini – Madama Butterfly: Act III Sunrise
Rossini – Overture to L’italiana in Algeri
Rossini – Overture to Guillaume Tell
Verdi – La traviata: Act I Prelude
Verdi – Overture to La forza del destino
UPDATE: We have received this clarification from the Filarmonica della Scala:
No modifications to the program have been made by Filarmonica della Scala. Even if we have a tour with Dvorák/Bruch – Beethoven program, from the beginning we decided to play in Taormina a full italian program. Italy host the summit and the concert is a “welcome” to all the other country with the most known Italian Opera Masterpieces.