The Italian Collection: Teatro alla Scala
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Director: Silvia Corbetta, Luca Lucini
Cast: Andrea Bosca, Gigio Alberti
Release Date: 09/05/2018
Feature Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins
Trailers: Approx. 20 mins
Teatro alla Scala - The Temple of Wonders is a journey through time and space to discover a marvelous place, where the most glorious pages in the history of music, opera and ballet have been written. Since its inauguration in 1778 the Teatro alla Scala in Milan has turned immediately into the theatre of reference, the one every artist aspires to, the Mecca of music. To this day, performing at La Scala means consecrating a career in the eyes of the world. One particular day is a sacred ritual: December 7th, feast day of St. Ambrose, patron saint of Milan, which since 1951 has also always been the day of the ‘Prima’. By following day-to-day preparations and the frantic activities of the staff, leading to the much awaited 7th December, our journey takes us into the main, living body of the theater, a real treat for the viewer, a wonderful succession of discoveries and revelations. La Scala is a treasure trove of fascinating, timeless stories where rare archival footage intertwines with interviews with the major players on the international art and music scene. This is the theatre where absolute masterpieces came to life such as Nabucco, Norma, Othello, the place were historical mises en scènes have taken place and where extraordinary voices have been immortalized, such as those of Placido Domingo, Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi, Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti, as well as incredible performances by legendary conductors such as Arturo Toscanini, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti and Claudio Abbado.