Alfano’s Sakùntala

Alfano is probably best known for his completion of the third act of Puccini’s Turandot or maybe for his Cyrano de Bergerac but he did write other operas including Sakùntala, which Fritz Reiner described as “the Italian Parsifal“.  I don’t know why as, apart from having a religious/mythological theme, they aren’t very similar at all.

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