Greeks paint Easter eggs red to symbolise the blood of Christ. The eggs are then used in a game, where players compete to crack each other's eggs. The breaking of an egg symbolises the breaking open of Christ's tomb.
On Good Friday, flags in Greece are lowered to half mast, and a symbolic coffin is borne through the streets.
The Garibaldi Brigade was formed by Italians living abroad in reaction to Mussolini's fascism. A communist organisation, it fought against regular Italian troops in the Spanish Civil War, with particular success at the Battle of Guadalajara. During World War II, the brigade allied with Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia.
Teattro alla Scala is the world-famous opera house in Milan.
The Anvil Chorus comes from Il Trovatore by Verdi. Known as the gypsy chorus (Coro di zingari) in Italian, it comes at the beginning of Act II, when the gypsies strike their anvils at dawn in celebration of women in wine.
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Hummel (1778-1837) was born in Bratislava and was instructed in music by Mozart.
Nicola Conforto (1718-1793) was born in Naples, but worked mostly in Madrid on operas for the Spanish Court.
Giuliani (1781-1829) was a virtuoso guitarist who lived mainly in Vienna and played in the first performance of Beethoven's sixth Symphony.