Exhibition Before the Premiere. The rite of the inauguration of the Scala in the Publifoto Intesa Sanpaolo Archive – Milan

From December 2, 2021 al February 14, 2022

Milan (MI)

The exhibitions are open according to the procedures established by the current law on anticovid matters. There may also be specific access methods (booking obligation, modified timetables, entry quotas, protective devices …) to be checked directly on the organizers’ website, before going to the site.

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Region: Lombardy

Place: Gallerie d’Italia – Piazza Scala, Piazza della Scala 6

Phone: 800/167619 Toll-free number

Opening time: 9.30-19.30; Thursday 9.30-22.30. Monday closed

Cost: 10 euros; reduced 8 euros

Where to buy: www.gallerieditalia.com/it/milano/prima-della-prima – Online booking is recommended

Website: www.gallerieditalia.com

Manager: Intesa Sanpaolo

The exhibition is intended to be an opportunity to retrace the history of the ‘social ceremony’ represented by the inauguration of the Teatro alla Scala through a selection of 83 images, partly unpublished, from the Publifoto Archive of Intesa Sanpaolo.

The Prima della Scala on 7 December is not only the opening night of the season of the most famous opera house in the world, but also an event which, due to its worldly implications, has assumed an important social and media relevance.

Divided into chronological sections, the exhibition focuses on some exemplary years of the history of the Theater: from the rebirth of 1946, under the direction of Maestro Arturo Toscanini; to 1951, in which the inauguration is consecrated from the traditional day of Santo Stefano to 7 December, the feast of Sant’Ambrogio (thus becoming the real beginning of the symbolic ritual life of the city of Milan); to the sixties, from the economic boom of 1961 to the protest in 1968, to conclude with the seventies, stopping on the eve of the crisis.

A particular nucleus of images is dedicated to the workers in the backstage of the Theater: the carpenters, the seamstresses, the cleaning men and women, the typography workers.

The exhibition, curated by Intesa Sanpaolo, is also a cultural tribute to the city of Milan.

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