“Teatro alla Scala. The Temple of Wonders” is an event film dedicated to one of the most exclusive temples of music and performing arts the world over. It is a place where art is created, performed and experienced to the full.
The film tells the story of the Theatre which more than any other captured and tied indissolubly to it the all time, greatest names in the history of music. The names that made the theatre a legend were Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Arturo Toscanini, Maria Callas, Luchino Visconti, in more recent years Claudio Abbado and Riccardo Muti, and the place still evokes a sense of the sacred: recounting the story in the film are orchestra conductors and directors Daniel Barenboim and Riccardo Chailly, singers Mirella Freni and Plácido Domingo, dancers Carla Fracci and Roberto Bolle as well as General Managers and Artistic Directors Pereira, Lissner and Fontana.
The Teatro alla Scala in Milan was inaugurated in 1778, and is the place where the tradition of Italian Grand Opera first began. All the emotions absorbed by the velvet curtain drapes, the wooden stage and the orchestra seats are still there today and emerge every night just as the lights are dimmed, the audience goes silent and the performance begins. The cameras, accompanied by the voice of narrator Sandro Lombardi, take us down every corridor to soak in 237 years of history; this is a real treat for the viewer and a chance to experience a majestic succession of discoveries and revelations.
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