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"Caruso, Di Stefano, Corelli. Italian Opera Legends" 1921-2021 - Exhibition

Date:

08/04/2021


"Caruso, Di Stefano, Corelli. Italian Opera Legends" 1921-2021 is a virtual exhibition, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and organized by the Teatro alla Scala and the Museo Teatrale alla Scala, dedicated to the three great Italian tenors on the occasion of their 100th anniversary year.

To visit the exhibition: italiana.esteri.it and teatroallascala.org

 

In 1921, Enrico Caruso, one of the most famous singers in history, died in Naples. That same year, two of the landmark tenors of the last century were born: Giuseppe Di Stefano and Franco Corelli, who were the stars of many legendary performances at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

To celebrate the three great tenors, beloved icons of Italian culture around the world, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation produced ‘Caruso, Di Stefano, Corelli. Italian Opera Legends‘, an all-new virtual exhibition realized by the Teatro alla Scala Foundation and by Museo Teatrale alla Scala and curated by Mattia Palma.

The exhibition presents the interiors of the Scala in 3D, blending together real spaces and virtual architectural models, so that visitors can move around freely and explore a rich and varied set of recordings, videos and photographic resources. It begins with the great Enrico Caruso, who in 1902, recorded the first 78 rpm in Italy: he was the first recording star of the Italian and international music scene. A sensitive and modern artist, Caruso was capable of grasping the changes of his era, where a shift in sensibility took place, and the heroism of the nineteenth-century tenor gave way to more bourgeois and intimate interpretations, while also becoming a pioneer of phonographic recording.

The exhibition continues with the presentation of the most important roles and interpretations by Franco Corelli and Giuseppe Di Stefano who, along with Maria Callas, were the most prominent figures of the opera scene of the 1950s. Through press reports and stage photographs, this section recreates the artistic climate of the time in which La Scala and its artists were the standard-bearers of the Italian recovery between the post-war period and the economic boom.

Not to be missed is the grand finale of the ‘impossible concert‘, a virtual performance in which the three artists interpret the same aria: ‘Vesti la giubba’ from ‘Pagliacci’ by Leoncavallo.

 

 

Information

Date: Da Wednesday, August 04, 2021 a Sunday, October 31, 2021

Organized by : MAECI

In collaboration with : Teatro alla Scala

Entrance : Free


Location:

online

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