Gallerie d’Italia in Piazza Scala presents the photographic exhibition “Prima della Prima”

Gallerie d’Italia in Piazza Scala presents the photographic exhibition “Prima della Prima”
Gallerie d’Italia in Piazza Scala presents the photographic exhibition “Prima della Prima”

(Teleborsa) – The Galleries of Italy in Piazza Scala, the museum of Intesa Sanpaolo in Milan, presents “Before the Premiere”, a photographic exhibition dedicated to rite ofiinauguration of the Scala season, traditionally expected on December 7th. The exhibition will be open from 2 December 2021 to 14 February 2022.

Curated by Aldo Grasso, the exhibition aims 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“social ceremony” represented by the inauguration of the Teatro alla Scala, through a selection of 83 images, partly unpublished, coming fromIntesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive.

“Prima 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”, he comments Giovanni Bazoli, Emeritus President of Intesa Sanpaolo.

The exhibition focuses in particular on some significant years in 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 will be anticipated by the traditional day of Boxing Day to 7 December, feast of Sant’Ambrogio; then we cross the sixties, from the economic boom to the protest of 1968, to conclude with the seventies, stopping on the eve of the crisis.

Together with the images of the Publifoto Archive, the journey is accompanied by some clips of videos from the RAI showcases and by the chronicles published on the pages of the Milanese newspaper par excellence, Corriere della Sera. The exhibition also gives space to the theater’s backstage workers: carpenters, seamstresses, cleaning men and women, but also typography workers.

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