Teatro alla Scala, built where the ancient Church of Santa Maria alla Scala once stood, is a sacred institution for the people of Milan. Since 1940, the city’s most affluent come together on 7 December to inaugurate the theatre’s new season with a gala concert. A temple of Italian opera, the stage of La Scala has hosted the talent of historic classical composers, such as Gioacchino Rossini and Giuseppe Verdi, as well as extraordinary directors, starting with Toscanini. But it was after World War II that the glamorous star system came to this corner of the city. It was then that the season of great directors began, such as Luchino Visconti and Franco Zeffirelli, but also great voices, such as that of Renata Tebaldi, Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo. But above them all was “La Divina”. When she debuted in 1950 at La Scala, it seemed that nobody really noticed her voice, perhaps too unusual, too original. But just twelve months later, Maria Callas made her breakthrough with the opera I Vespri Siciliani. It was a veritable triumph. She became so famous that a specific spot on the stage was named for her, thus called the “Punto Callas” ("Callas Point"), from which the famed soprano radiated her unforgettable voice to every corner of the theatre.
The exhibition investigates two themes dear to the photographer, botanical gardens and cities, rendered through various scales and dimensions: from large and very large format photographs to small format ones, up to the original contact sheets.
An exhibition to rediscover Giuseppe Uncini's artistic practice together with the art historian Demetrio Paparoni, allowing us to delve deeper into his creative evolution starting from the 1960s to the last period. The exhibition unfolds through the reading of selected works, which cover a period of time from 1961 to 2007.
Van Gogh’s works from the Kröller-Muller Museum establish a dialogue with the first fil rouge of the exhibition, an accurate selection of original editions of art books and magazines coming from the curator’s collection and the Biblioteca Malatestiana, showcased throughout the whole exhibition.
Matisse e Bonnard... dialogo tra capolavori 43 / 5.000 Risultati della traduzione Risultato di traduzione Matisse and Bonnard... dialogue between two masterpieces
Henri Matisse's masterpiece, Femme au violon, is exhibited in Room XXIII next to the Portrait of Marta Bonnard by Pierre Bonnard, in a special "chat" between two artists who had a special relationship between them as well as shared characteristics and pictorial themes .