La fanciulla del west

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi A new edition of Giacomo Puccini’s ‘La fanciulla del West’ tributes the world of filmmaking, at the Milanese Teatro alla Scala. The three-act opera — based on the play ‘The Girl of the Golden West by the American author David Belasco —  tributes the fortitude of the miners who would cross  [ Read More ]

La cena delle beffe

  By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Umberto Giordano’s four act opera ‘La cena delle beffe’ (The Jester’s Supper), adapts Sem Benelli’s 1909 play of the same name. The story, set in Florence at the time of Lorenzo de’ Medici, accounts the rivalry between Giannetto Malespini and Neri Chiaramantesi for the affections of the beautiful Ginevra. Neri  [ Read More ]

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  by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Colouring books are the new worldwide trend. The act of colouring has proven, in a very short period of time to be therapeutic, mediative, creative and addictively beneficial. IN 2015 alone, the sales of colouring books in America have reached 1 to 1.12 million units. Riding the craze of the  [ Read More ]


New York by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart) had its world premiere at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, back in 1835, and it first premiered at the New York Met Opera House during New Year’s Eve of 2012. The tragic opera, in two acts, that combines the Italian composer’s music with  [ Read More ]


Japan Orfeo

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New York – by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Orfeo is the object of a reinterpretation that weaves together two worlds of the mythological couples Orpheus and Eurydice, and Izanami and Izanagi. This project is a result of the exceptional vision of two maestros: Conductor Aaron Carpené (known as one of the world’s leading conductors and authorities  [ Read More ]


  by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi – NEW YORK – Steinway Artist Julian Gargiulo returned to Carnegie Hall on January 17th, as engaging as always, with his magic touch on the piano keys and his impeccable stand-up comedian sense of humour. The eclectic pianist presented his new music and launched the campaign of his ‘10,000 Hours’  [ Read More ]


  by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Giuseppe Verdi’s dramma lirico opens Teatro alla Scala’s new season. Giovanna d’Arco returned to Milan’s opera house after 150 years, for “La Prima” on December 7th, feast day of Saint Ambrose, patron saint of the city. For the first time, Riccardo Chailly, principal conductor and successor to Daniel Barenboim, was  [ Read More ]


by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Teatro alla Scala concludes its operatic season with Alan Berg, who adapted into an opera the play Woyzeck by Georg Büchner. The production debuted in 1997 under the direction of maestro Giuseppe Sinopoli. In this occasion Ingo Metzmacher conducted the music through a representation that adopts the very same mise en  [ Read More ]


by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Tim Marshall has made a name for himself, in the world of academia, creating innovative programs in design, research and education. Before joining Parsons in 2004, he was the director of Academic and International Programs at the University of Western Sydney and taught photography and visual communication design and research. As  [ Read More ]


  by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Giacomo Puccini’s opera is timeless, for the charming melodies and moving misadventures of the bohemian ensemble. The subject that the Italian composer brought to the stage is one that is able to speak to all generations through the years. La Bohème debuted in 1896 at the Teatro Regio in Turin  [ Read More ]