The best of the opera. The best of food
Teatro Regio, Wednesday 18th December at 19:00 and
Sunday 22nd December at 18:00
Two special events to close the year that celebrated the bicentenary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth. Verdi Gala: on Wednesday 18th December at 19:00 and Sunday 22nd December at 18:00. An event that shows the sum of three intense operas: Macbeth, Il Trovatore e Aida combined with culinary delights of the land of Verdi, offered by Eataly. Opera and food: which proved to be very popular abroad, the Regio is offering this unusual combination for the first time, thanks to the support of the Amici del Regio. Amici del Regio is an association that brings together people who love art, culture and music, and that, a year after its foundation, has decided to cover the soloists’ wages, allowing the proceeds of the two evenings to be allocated to the initiatives that the theatre aims at young people.
The Gala Verdi, also marks the beginning of a collaboration with Eataly, a partnership that embraces the best of music and the best of the earth’s products: two great passions of Giuseppe Verdi, a tribute that would surely have pleased the Master. Giuseppe Giacosa, as a journalist, wrote in 1889: “Verdi is neither a great eater, nor choosy. He is fine at the table like all healthy, wise and sober man, but most of all he loves seeing the happiness around him through his guests. The sincere cheerfulness that accompanies pleasurable and delicious meals: he is a disciplined man, and as such, he believes that every aspect of life should have his moment of prevalence. He is an artist, and rightly considers the meals as a work of art.”