MILAN – Waiting for ‘Macbeth’, the photo exhibition ‘Prima della prima. The rite of the inauguration of the Scala in the Publifoto Intesa Sanpaolo ‘Archive.
A tribute to the event, curated by Aldo Grasso, the exhibition traces the inaugurations of the Theater through 83 images, partly unpublished, from the Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive.
“The heritage of images kept by the Publifoto Archive – explains Giovanni Bazoli, President Emeritus of Intesa Sanpaolo – is a precious source of history and memory that Intesa Sanpaolo intends to promote as a tool for rediscovering the meaning and value of national identity. First. della Prima is a journey that revives a great Milanese tradition and anticipates the permanent enhancement that the Archive will find in Turin in the bank’s new museum in Piazza San Carlo, where it will be made available to all Italians “.
The exhibition, chronologically marked, focuses on some of the most significant years for the history of the theater: from the rebirth of 1946, under the direction of Maestro Arturo Toscanini, to 1951, the first year in which the premiere was anticipated by the day of Saint Stephen to 7 December, the feast of Sant’Ambrogio.
We then cross the sixties, from the economic boom to the 1968 protest, to move on to the seventies, stopping on the eve of the crisis. Among the images, including those, many of which unpublished, of the workers of the Theater: the carpenters, the seamstresses, the cleaning men and women, the typography workers.
On the website of the Intesa Sanpaolo Historical Archive, not only all the photos on display will be available, but also about 400 other shots of the inaugurations of the Scala. (HANDLE).
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