Behind the scenes: Zeffirelli, Opera and America

2020-03-16T10:00:18+01:00 April 11th, 2020|Guided tours|
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Saturday, March 14th at 11.00 a.m.

Cost: 15 €*

On March 14t,h at 11.00 a.m,. will be the first appointment with Dietro le Quinte with a guided tour through the Museum, the Archive and the Library to discover the preparatory work of Franco Zeffirelli’s staging.

The Zeffirelli, Opera and America itinerary describes the director’s American experience from the early years of his career.

His great US debut dates back to 1958 when he staged La Traviata in Dallas. The American audience is captivated by Maria Callas’ performance and Zeffirelli’s innovative interpretation of the opera, all told as a flashback.

It was Zeffirelli himself who recognized that the production opened the doors of the American continent to him, and never stopped applauding him, even when a few years later he arrived at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York with “Il Falstaff”.

From that moment the collaboration with the Met became steady and ongoing, giving life to the greatest and most successful stagings of the Maestro: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, Antony and Cleopatra, La Bohème, Otello, Tosca, Don Giovanni and Carmen.

The ticket for the event gives access to the Museum during the whole day of March 1th4, before and after the “Behind the Scenes” event, to visit the rooms of the Collection on your own.

* Price reductions are not applied when purchasing tickets for Behind-the-Scenes events.

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