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Lito Seizani

Lito Seizani has 17 articles published.

Edmund de Waal: personal history through objects

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A personal memoir with all the elements I like; family, travelogue and art manual.

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Just-read list: 12 months, 12 books

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Maybe you'll find something you'd like to give a shot on this list of just-read books in 2016. Public domain photo

Any of these tickle your fancy?

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Leipzigers discover Gilbert and Sullivan

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Photo of Frederick Hobbs, James Hay and Bertha Lewis in The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan, 1919. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Pirates of Penzance, playing at the Musikalische Komödie of Leipzig, features superb singing and acting of a British comic opera classic in German.

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Cézanne and Zola: turbulent but lasting bond

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“The quiet Zola, son of a poor seamstress, and the explosive, rich Cézanne, will compete for the heart of the same woman, whom each will call by a different name.” Peek into their friendship in a movie playing in Leipzig.

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Bosch: “a lot of hell and a little heaven”

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Hieronymus Bosch, "El Bosco" (circa 1450–1516) - Galería online, Museo del Prado

If Leipzig is a city “between heaven and hell” as I wrote, then Hieronymus Bosch could have been its painter.

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Movie review: Welcome (back) to Hotel Mama

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Hotel Mama will have you laughing and perhaps reflecting on your own family life. http://leipglo.com

If you are over 40 and have brothers and sisters, the film will probably remind you of situations you’d rather forget (while making you laugh). Watch it this Monday evening in Leipzig, in the original French with German subtitles.

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