Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Marco Clemente speaks before the audience attending a concert at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City on Sunday (May 7, 2023) evening. The concert, which was organized by the Italian Embassy, featured rarely performed ballet music from the operas of Giuseppe Verdi as performed by the Manila Symphony Orchestra. Verdi’s music is widely regarded as “pinnacle of Romantic drama and passion in music.” (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)