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