Teatro Regio, Wednesday 25 June 2008 - Sunday 6 July 2008


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«Edgar». Traiettoria di un capolavoro mancato da De Musset a Puccini

by Andrea Lanza

The stir of the surprising success of the Villi, staged at the Teatro Dal Verme on 31 May 1884, had not yet died down, and just a few weeks later Giulio Ricordi had already urged the poet Fontana to get busy without wasting any time: « Use your imagination for a new libretto to give to Puccini… If I insist it is because one needs to strike while the iron is hot... et frapper l’imagination du public»…

Un ritratto

by Luca del Fra

The impetuous tradition of musical theatre that has profoundly marked Italian music and literature ever since Claudio Monteverdi,  making Italy ‘the country of melodrama’, finds its last great exponent in Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (Lucca, 22 December 1858 - Brussels 29 November 1924)…

«Un artista degno della discussione»

Giuseppe Depanis on the first performance of Edgar in Turin

Milan, April 1889. «In Edgar the audience at La Scala were pleased to acknowledge that Puccini has a musician’s strong temperament, a maestro in the broadest sense of the word: but it was not possible to see him [...] entirely blossoming and in full flower those operatic buds it had caught a glimpse of in the Villi»: so the day after the first performance of the new Puccini opera La Perseveranza, which resulted in «an honest success» and «a cordial welcome»…

Altre note

by Angelo Chiarle

Upheavals of Thought. This is the historical merit to acknowledge to the musicologist, to use the original title of one of the most intriguing (and full-bodied) essays by Martha Nussbaum. Truly radical changes of thought have intervened in the micro world of Puccini studies over a period of about ninety years...

Segnalibri virtuali: quattro passi nella Rete

by Michele René Mannucci

[…] much homage was paid to Giacomo Puccini, in life and in death, by the main exponents of the First and Second avant-garde– in primis Busoni, Schönberg and Casella –, some of which find a fortunate showcase in the file that Wikipedia devotes to the composer from Lucca…

(L’Argument, Synopsis, Die Handlung)

La struttura dell’opera e l’organico strumentale

by Enrico M. Ferrando