Peter Grimes at La Scala: a brief reflection

2 June 2012

It has just been defined an exemplary show. Performed at La Scalasince May 19, Peter Grimes is a strong expression of the theatre’s cultural policy, which puts its focus on less known twentieth-century masterpieces, presenting new ways to tell both the traditional opera and the contemporary one. With a direction which avoids excesses and indulgence, […]

“Prima delle prime” podcast: Peter Grimes, May 10, 2012

23 May 2012

Starting from today, you can listen to the audio recording of our “Prima delle prime” public talks. Our first podcast is dedicated to the conference held on May 10, 2012 at La Scala’s boxes foyer, in which American musicologist Philip Gossett spoke in Italian about Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes. When two great figures meet, their econcounter is always […]

Philip Gossett: when Britten’s talent was still not acknowledged

8 May 2012

In 1945 many intellectuals thought that the grand opera was dead and gone. They were proved wrong, when Benjamin Britten wrote its first work. Ahead of our next “Prima delle prime” conference, we asked our guest speaker, musicologist Philip Gossett (below), why the British composer had to undergo a sort of ostracism in the postwar […]

“Prima delle prime” series: Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes”

4 May 2012

On Thursday May 10, from 6pm, in the Arturo Toscanini foyer at La Scala theatre, the seventh appointment of “Prima delle prime” public talk will be dedicated to Benjamin Britten‘s Peter Grimes. On this occasion professor Philip Gosset will speak about the British composer’s opera, performed at La Scala from May 19 to June 7, conducted by Robin […]