Segni, giochi, messaggi
21st October – 25th November 2018
Curated by Heidy Zimmerman, Cecilia Balestra and Fanco Pulcini
György Kurtág, whose compositions left an indelible mark on the development of twentieth-century music, had never written an opera. At least, not until he had turned ninety. Applying his bare, concentrated, intensely expressive style to Samuel Beckett’s 1957 classic, the scope of this composition goes beyond the world of music, extending also to the territories of theatre and literature. The world premiere “Samuel Beckett, Fin de Partie” will be conducted by Markus Stenz and directed by Pierre Audi, who makes his début at La Scala with this production. Engaging in an extraordinary work that lingers on the minimal nuances of text and music, the cast includes Frode Olsen, Leigh Melrose, Hilary Summers and Leonardo Cortellazzi.
The exhibition at the Theatrical Museum, with the curatorship of Heidy Zimmermann, Cecilia Balestra and Franco Pulcini, offers the opportunity to delve into the figure of the composer and his work.
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