“Prima delle prime” podcast: Quirino Principe lecture about Lohengrin

6 December 2012

As La Scala theatre will open the new season tomorrow with Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin, conducted by Daniele Barenboim, this is the right moment to look back to the “Prima delle prime” meeting of the last 21 November, in which professor Quirino Principe fascinated the vast audience of La Scala’s “Arturo Toscanini” boxes foyer investigating the […]

From Wagner to Wagnerism, at Venice’s Palazzo Fortuny

4 December 2012

While La Scala prepares to celebrate Richard Wagner with a staging of Lohengrin directed by Daniel Barenboim, in the next months an exhibition in Venice will be devoted to a lesser-investigated aspect of the German composer’s work: his influence on the world of visual art. “Fortuny and Wagner”, open at Fortuny Palace starting from 8 […]

Daniel Barenboim’s seventieth birthday – tanti auguri, Maestro!

15 November 2012

We are glad today to celebrate Daniel Barenboim’s seventieth birthday. It’s a special day for a great artist and intellectual, who held high the banner of La Scala theatre in the world. As a musician, in his extraordinary career he demonstrated how music can be not just an aesthetic medium, but also a philosophical and […]