“Prima delle prime” series: 20 September, Puccini’s “La bohème”

17 September 2012

On Thursday 20 September 2012, from 6pm, in the Arturo Toscanini foyer at La Scala theatre, the eleventh appointment of the “Prima delle prime” series in the 2011/2012 season will be dedicated to La Bohème, the renowed opera written by Giacomo Puccini and first performed in Turin in 1896, conducted by a young Arturo Toscanini. A […]

“Massenet’s Manon: a melancholic femme fatale”

12 June 2012

On the eve of the “Prima delle prime” conference dedicated to Jules Massenet’s Manon, we asked Laura Cosso, guest speaker at tomorrow’s conference, to draw an introductive picture of the opera. Massenet’s Manon is an 1884 adaptation from a novel by French writer abbé Prévost, which in 1893 would have inspired also Giacomo Puccini’s Manon […]