Lectures 2019-2020

Meetings with the operas and ballets to learn more about the season titles

Why are we emotionally moved by a melody? What does the composer want to say with that music? Whether we know everything about it or very little, opera and ballet are like the great classics of literature: there is always something to discover. Once you have been guided by the expert hands of journalists and musicologists and by coming into contact with the artists and creators of the shows, going to the theater will no longer be the same: we will like it (even) more. 
Free admission

Lectures | October 2, 2019

Les Pêcheurs de perles

Young Bizet's fascination with the exotic and Italian influences
Presented by Marco Targa

Lectures | October 9, 2019

Tosca

Puccini's dark side
Presented by Oreste Bossini

Lectures | October 30, 2019

The Taming of the Shrew - Fuego

Dancing witches, from Shakespeare to De Falla
Presented by Elisa Guzzo Vaccarino

Lectures | December 4, 2019

Carmen

Bizet's project and his ambivalence
Presented by Emilio Sala

Lectures | January 8, 2020

Il matrimonio segreto

Unmarried couples
Presented by Sebastian F. Schwarz

Lectures | January 15, 2020

Violanta

Crime and passion in Renaissance Venice
Presented by Giangiorgio Satragni

Lectures | February 5, 2020

Nabucco

The soundtrack of the Risorgimento or an opera of peace?
Presented by Antonio Rostagno

Lectures | March 3, 2020

La bohème

From Murger to Teatro Regio: postcards from Paris
Presented by Susanna Franchi

Lectures | April 1, 2020

La damnation de Faust

The Devil wears Romantic attire
Presented by Laura Cosso

Lectures | April 8, 2020

Matthäus-Passion

Bach, from sacred music to musical theatre
Presented by Andrea Malvano

Lectures | May 6, 2020

Don Pasquale

The rash dream of an old sage
Presented by Carla Moreni

Lectures | May 13, 2020

The Wizard of Oz

A new opera for a great classic of the twentieth century
Conversation with the composer Pierangelo Valtinoni and the librettist Paolo Madron presented by Simone Solinas

Lectures | June 4, 2020

Simon Boccanegra

Is Verdi National-Popular?
Presented by Elvio Giudici

Lectures | June 11, 2020

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Shop secrets
Conversation with the director Vittorio Borrelli and the set designer Claudia Boasso presented by Paola Giunti

Lectures | June 30, 2020

My Fair Lady

From Ovidio to musical theatre, by way of G.B. Shaw
Presented by Giovanni Gavazzeni