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  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 ]

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  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 ]

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CO2 at Teatro alla Scala

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 by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Carbon dioxide delightfully intoxicates Teatro alla Scala with a new opera by Giorgio Battistelli, that talks about the future of the Earth. The libretto by Ian Burton tackles the worst case scenario related to one of the main environmental issues of our century: climate change. Staging is by Robert Carsen and  [ Read More ]

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Turandot at La Scala

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Milan’s opening of Expo, on May 1st, had an international flavoured version of Turandot, staged in the world-renowned milanese opera house. Puccini’s masterpiece marked the debut of conductor Riccardo Chailly at the helm of musical ensembles of Teatro alla Scala. This was also the first time that Luciano Berio’s ending to  [ Read More ]

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The jury chaired by filmmaker Ferzan Ӧzpetek has selected the winners of the Short Food Movie contest:  the awards to videos from Italy, the Philippines, China and Switzerland The jury chaired by filmmaker Ferzan Ӧzpetek has announced the winners of Short Food Movie, the global project organized by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, chosen  [ Read More ]

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Aida at La Scala

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi We all are accustomed to the grandeur of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, which takes place in the Egypt of the pharaohs. The story – about the enslaved Ethiopian princess, Aida, who becomes romantically entangled with the young warrior Radamès, who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris – has conquered audiences through  [ Read More ]

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi   During 2014’s International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition (Salone del Mobile), in Milan, Italy, designer Lucia Odescalchi presented her new collection of jewellery with the tantalising scenery created by the installations of visual artist Simona Bertolotto. Lucia Odescalchi’s exclusive handcrafts are created with special techniques through an extremely refined choice of materials,  [ Read More ]

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MiArt 2013

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Art is one of the first victims when recession strikes hard, and this can undoubtably be testified by the 18th edition of the International Art Fair in Milan, taking place from April 5th until the 7th. The habitual location of the pavilions in Fieramilanocity in the past editions displayed the artwork  [ Read More ]

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by Chiara Spagnoli Art&Pastry is the first edition of a festival that informs on the art of fine pastry, through a program that embraces workshops, tastings, panels, exhibitions and competitions. The festival will take place in the Swiss venue of Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, on the 2nd and 3rd of March. On the first  [ Read More ]

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GADDO DELLA GHERARDESCA The acclaimed advertiser, descendent of one of the most ancient aristocracies, is a fond advocate of BOLGHERI MELODY Count Gaddo della Gherardesca was born in Florence to one of Europe’s oldest families, which records back to 745A.D. Dante Alighieri and Giosué Carducci have extolled the death of his ancestor: in 1289 Count  [ Read More ]

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