From 2 December 2017 to 4 February 2018, The Cariatidi Hall in Palazzo Reale, Milan, will be hosting Strehler fra Goldoni e Mozart. Exhibition-Workshop, an exhibition dedicated to the figure of the great theatrical director, curated by Lorenzo Arruga, who collaborated with him in his role as a scholar of theatre and music.
Set up in an innovative manner, the exhibition offers a fresh and evocative image of Strehler’s theatre, through videos summarising the productions, and providing in-depth examination of techniques and characters, photographs of moments which have become famous, sketches and fashion plates, models and props, such as the famous Commendatore from Don Giovanni, as well as memorable costumes which retrace the theatrical career of Strehler, from the carefree period of the first creations and hopes, with the innocence of Harlequin, servant to two masters and The Abduction from the Seraglio, to the hard-earned success of Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte
It was Sergio Escobar who suggested the theme on which to focus, the essential work of Strehler on Goldoni and Mozart, which marked an artistic and personal journey, unique in its originality and importance, in the context of 20th century theatre and musical theatre, at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa and at the Scala.
The exhibition comes at special moment, with the celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the foundation of the Piccolo Teatro and of Strehler's debut at the Scala, the twentieth anniversary of the death of the musician Fiorenzo Carpi, and the tenth of the death of the scenographer Luciano Damiani, his most faithful collaborators
«Twenty years on from his death, Milan pays tribute to the figure of Giorgio Strehler, a Maestro of twentieth-century Italian directing. The founder, together with Paolo Grassi and Nina Vinchi, of the first public repertory theatre in Italy, the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Strehler made a determined contribution, in the years immediately following the Second World War, to the cultural re-birth of our city from the physical and moral rubble created by the Nazi-Fascist dictatorship - stated the Councillor for Culture Filippo Del Corno - And it is the very Cariatidi Hall, which still bears the visible scars of the wounds inflicted by that war, that is hosting an exhibition-workshop which helps to retrace the creative process of one of the most important figures in the history of our theatre».
The exhibition is promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan - Culture, Palazzo Reale, in collaboration with the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Teatro alla Scala and Mondo Mostre Skira, with the participation of the Cerratelli Foundation, the Teatro dei Documenti and of Teche RAI. Technical sponsor Promos Comunicazione. Media partner Radio Montecarlo.
Mondays 2.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays 9.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.; Thursdays and Saturdays 9.30 a.m. - 10.30 p.m. (entrance to the exhibition is permitted up to one hour before closure)
During public holidays
Thursday 7 December, 9.30 a.m. - 10.30 p.m.
Friday 8 December, 9.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Sunday 24 December, 9.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. (entrance closes at 1.30 p.m.)
Monday 25 December, 2.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (entrance closes at 5.30 p.m.)
Tuesday 26 December, 9.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Sunday 31 December, 9.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. (entrance closes at 1.30 p.m.)
Monday 1 January, 2.30 p.m. - 7.30 (entrance closes at 6.30 p.m.)
Saturday 6 January, 9.30 a.m. - 10.30 p.m.
Full price ticket € 6.00; Reduced price ticket € 4.50; € 4.00
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