Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) al Teatro alla Scala
From the 17 of April to the 30 of September 2018


The curator of the exhibition Pier Luigi Pizzi
                                              La prima sala della mostra

Il pianoforte appartenuto a Franz Liszt con i costumi di Cenerentola,
Pier Luigi Pizzi, 1964

Il busto di Rossini di Marochetti con il costume per Il turco in Italia 
indossato da Maria Callas, Franco Zeffirelli, 1955

                    Il dipinto che raffigura Rossini giovane di Vincenzo Camuccini
                               Il costume per Cenerentola, Gino Sensani, 1946
                      Il costume per L’italiana in Algeri, Franco Zeffirelli, 1953

La sala dell’Esedra con i costumi di Cenerentola, Pier Luigi Pizzi, 1964

Il ritratto fotografico di Rossini opera di Nadar
con il costume per L’italiana in Algeri, Caramba, 1933

Il salottino dove si può assistere al video sulla musica di Rossini

La Scala all’epoca di Rossini

Il costume per Cenerentola, Jean Pierre Ponnelle, 1955

Il teatrino per Il barbiere di Siviglia, Jean Pierre Ponnelle, 1972

Costumi nella ricostruzione per L’italiana in Algeri, Jean Pierre Ponnelle, 1973

Una caricatura di Rossini all’inizio delle sale del secondo piano

For the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini, the Teatro alla Scala has prepared an exhibition entitled Gioachino Rossini al Teatro alla Scala, which will be open to the public from 17th April to 30th September. The curator is Pier Luigi Pizzi, who is one of the most important figures on the Italian theatrical scene and whose name has been associated with some of the most important productions of Rossini’s operas both at La Scala and around the world from the post-war period to the present.

Gioachino Rossini, the “Jupiter of music” as Meyerbeer referred to him, was born at Pesaro on 29th February 1792 and died at Passy near Paris on 13th November 1868. The Teatro alla Scala with its Musical Director, Riccardo Chailly, commemorated the great composer by staging La gazza ladra during the last opera season and by performing the Messa per Rossini that Italian composers had dedicated to him; and now La Scala is again to celebrate him in the 150th anniversary of his death in an exhibition at the Museo Teatrale.

Access to the exhibition is included in the admission ticket to the Museum.
Monday – Sunday

9.00 – 17.30 last entry at 17

The exhibition, which comprises over 100 works, involves for the first time the entire Museum, and inaugurates the new lighting system created in collaboration with Edison. In the rooms on the first floor, the lights will recount the personage and the music of Rossini, highlighting the numerous portraits and memorabilia already present in the collections, to which news elements have been added, including the manuscript of Tancredi. The Biblioteca Livia Simoni is the setting for a journey into La Scala’s productions of Rossini’s operas, from Sanquirico to Gabriele Salvatores’ recent Gazza ladra, passing through the historic productions of Benois and Ponnelle – there will be a scaled reproduction of the set designs and the original costumes for L’italiana in Algeri – of Ronconi and Pizzi.