08/07/2021 - 29/08/2021
The Fondazione Museo del Tessuto di Prato dedicates the exhibition Turandot e l'Oriente fantastico di Puccini, Chini e Caramba, to the suggestion of Orientalism in the first decades of the 20th century. The sets, theatrical dresses, ornaments and stage jewelry are those used in Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, from the collection of soprano Iva Pacetti, designed by costume designer Luigi Sapelli, better known as Caramba. There are also some oriental objects conserved at the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology, donated by Galileo Chini in 1950, which, at the beginning of the 1900s, represented the fascination of the exotic. It was Chini himself who conceived the set design for the theatrical premiere of the unfinished opera, staged at the Teatro della Scala on April 25, 1926. The musical direction was entrusted to Arturo Toscanini. The collaboration of the Archivio Storico Ricordi of Milan has made it possible to present the original poster of the opera, which has become an icon of attention to oriental art, in a synthesis of reality and scenic fantasy. On Thursday, July 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 9 p.m., there is a free guided tour of the exhibition for the sole cost of the museum entrance fee. Reservations required.
“Discovering Italian savoir-faire and artistic craftsmanship”, Wellmade’s itinerary among the artisan workshops in the centre of Bergamo, scheduled for Saturday 28 January from 10 a.m. to about 5 p.m., is part of the programme “La città in festa”, the inaugural days of Bergamo Brescia Capitale Italiana della Cultura, coordinated by the Department of Culture with […]
A free course for the creation of the Palazzo Litta brand: enrolment is open until Saturday 4 February for the “Bauhaus Barocco” workshop, devised for the MiC Lombardy Regional Secretariat and entrusted to the CorsiArte training body with the collaboration of Chiara Gatti, art historian, journalist and CorsiArte lecturer, and the scientific care of the […]
On the occasion of the presentation of the programme for Elefsina European Capital of Culture 2023, the Greek Deputy Minister of Culture, Nicholas Yatromanolakis, mentions: ‘We want to do something similar to the Italian projects of DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, opening a hub. Among the many opportunities for the cultural, but also economic and social […]
Fifteen bags, part of the collection of the Domenico Michelucci Civic Museum of Straw and weaving in Signa, others donated or offered on temporary loan by private individuals, are the protagonists of the exhibition Sustainability at your fingertips. These are objects, together with hats, that distinguish the production of Signa and its territory, made of […]