Associazione Lirico Sinfonica  Giuseppe Verdi

The Associazione Lirico Sinfonica G. Verdi was formed in 1988 in Cerveteri (RM) with the main purpose of organizing an orchestra for the touring opera seasons. It performs this task with great success until 1991, performing in theaters of Jesi, Terni, Bologna and Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, participating in tours of operettas directed by Giorgio Pressburger. Since 1991 the Association moved to Montefiascone (VT) and begins a work of disseminating music in the periphery. Organize in teaching introductory courses in music, is a children’s choir, works with local municipal band and launched as the festival “Primavera in Etruria” and “Concerti nel Chiostro,” thanks to the generous hospitality of the Benedictine Sisters. The Association aims to popularize classical music both vocal and instrumental repertoire will also be appreciated and sought unpublished.

Bolsena Lake

a crater lake of central Italy, of volcanic origin, which was formed starting 370,000 years ago following the collapse of a caldera of the Vulsini volcanic complex into a deep aquifer. Roman historic records indicate activity of the Vulsini volcano occurred as recently as 104 BC, since when it has been dormant. The two islands in the southern part of the lake were formed by underwater eruptions following the initial collapse of the caldera. Lying within the northern part of the province of Viterbo that is called Alto Lazio (“Upper Latium”) or Tuscia, the lake has a long historic tradition. The lake is bordered on one side by updated forms of the Roman consular road Via Cassia. In addition to the historic sites of all periods, Lake Bolsena is currently surrounded by numerous tourist establishments, largely for camping, agrotourism and bed and breakfasts.

The legend of Amalasunta Queen

Looked out from a tower on the Martana’s island, in the spring of 535, the Amalasunta Queen. Daughter of the great king, Teodorico, was imprisoned on the island of Bolsena’s Lake by her husband and cousin Teodato, and then made to kill. Are on death towards of this unfortunate woman different versions: strangled in his prison, or killed while swimming in a cove on the coast. At sunset, when the water turns red, some say they have seen through the image of the beautiful queen.
Michael was born in New Zealand in 1962, but left in 1984 for the UK and subsequently settled in Melbourne Australia until 1998 when he returned to his native country. Since his return to New Zealand he has received substantial commissions from most of the country’s major musical institutions including the NZSO, NBR New Zealand Opera and Chamber Music New Zealand and his music is regularly broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert. Described as a ‘Landmark in New Zealand composition’. Michael’s Chamber Opera ‘The Prodigal Child ‘ has been one of the most successful New Zealand operas. It has been performed at four major festivals around the country including Taranaki, Christchurch, Auckland and Hamilton. The opera was recorded and released in 2006 through Atoll Records .  The recording uses the original cast members Joanne Cole, Stephanie Acraman and Paul Whelan along with the ‘Ogen Plus’ quintet. Michael’s largest and most ambitious project to date is a new opera he is writing in collaboration with librettist and director John Davies. ‘The Juniper Passion’ is based on an ANZAC theme and promises to be spectacular from a visual as well as audio perspective. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Conservatorium of Music University of Waikato  teaching across a number of fields including composition, computer music, orchestration, harmony, counterpoint and music aesthetics. In between composing, teaching and Chairing the music department, Michael is also working toward his PhD in composition through Melbourne University.


by Michael WILIAMS (1962) Duo Solare: Roberto ARONNE (Flute), Anna ALESSANDRI (Guitar)

da “Magma”  di Maria Lanciotti

Abbraccio d’acqua e fuoco Rocciosa serpe freme Oscura grotta illumina Con le sue scaglie d’oro Reclusa senza uscita Si torce nel suo odio
Dita rapaci Sgranano detriti Bocca serrata Rimastica preci


ANNA ALESSANDRI She graduated in 1991 at the Conservatory of Rome “St. Cecilia “under the guidance of Carlo Carfagna. He has participated in master classes in Italy and abroad with internationally renowned guitarists such as Leo Brouwer, Manuel Guitierrez and Heliot Fisk. She has performed as a soloist and in various chamber ensembles (with harpsichord, violin, flute, vocals), and as a soloist whit string orchestras. Winner of national competitions as a soloist and in duo in Recanati and Fiuggi, she is also well qualified in the international competition “M. Giuliani “in Bari. At the concert career combines teaching at the middle school musical and in the St. Georges School. In 2000 he obtained a degree in Ethnomusicology at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome. Since 2003, with flutist Robert Aronne has studied the original repertoire of the twentieth century, performing concerts in the concert seasons of national and international importance.

ROBERTO ARONNE Born in Rome, he graduated in flute in 1983. Later he studied with P.L Graf, C. Klemm and M. Larrieu, with whom he studied for a year in Geneva; he has also studied under the guidance of Maestro Andre Jaunet from 1985 to 1987 in Zurich. An intense concert activity in Italy and abroad as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, has performed for Nuova Consonanza and for the Istituto della Voce, in collaboration with the Teatro dell’Opera, RAI in Rome and Regione Puglia, obtaining consents from critics and the public. He has worked as principal flute with various theater groups and orchestras, such as those of Messina, Pistoia and Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari has performed with the orchestra of AMIT soundtracks and recordings for Radio Vaticana. He ‘s Artistic Director of Association-Lyric Symphony “G. Verdi”. He’s teacher of flute at the State School musical and he’s director of choirs and town musical bands.