When the student who studied clarinet, Francesco Anile, knew that he did not pass his fifth year exam at the Conservatory of Reggio Calabria, he probably could not have imagined 25 years later that he would have been applauded for 18 minutes at La Scala in the role of Turiddu.
The extraordinary artistic life of this artist begins like so. It is not uncommon that strong and original personalities have a hard time integrating in academic settings.
"When I asked my teacher why I was flunked, he said: “because you are not musical, you do not follow the rhythm of the piece”. Instead, when I was playing I felt the need to satisfy the musical phrase, giving myself a degree of flexibility for expression. He, on the contrary, demanded that I went with the metronome. Our misunderstanding was born from here."
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