after more than thirty years constantly promoting music and culture, we are now glad to announce you the start of a new chapter in the history of our association. It is in front of you, on this very page.
Starting from today, what we really want to do with this blog is to strengthen the original spirit of Amici della Scala, which is founded on receptiveness and intellectual curiosity. We have been always in search of cultured and sensitive audiences, young or international, and now that is true more than ever. So this project, which is a present for all our members, is dedicated in particular to those who still don’t know us very much.
What are you going to find in these pages? First of all, we are going to keep you in touch on the “Prima delle prime” appointments, namely our traditional meetings and concerts in Milan focused on those opera and balletti currently on stage at La Scala theatre. Of course we will also give you news about our editorial publications and our collaborations with various cultural institutions in Italy and abroad.
Furthermore, paying a tribute to our history, we are going to show you exclusive pictures and videos of those musicians, intellectuals, artists and directors who have been passing through our salon in many years, helping us in our activities. We hope these many faces and voices will make this blog a welcoming place for everyone; a familiar space where to share and recommend projects, insights and thoughts. We hope it’s going to be una bella avventura, with your help too.
Picture © Francesco Brivio