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La Giovane Scuola: Protagonists & Antagonists - Puccini: Tosca

Date:

01/22/2018


La Giovane Scuola: Protagonists & Antagonists - Puccini: Tosca

 

THE SERIES

The Italian Cultural Institute in London is proud to feature a series of five musical episodes, to show the multifaceted complexity of the Italian operatic scene in the period comprising the last decades of the nineteenth century and the initial ones of the twentieth.
The first four events are focused on the most prominent representatives of the Giovane Scuola (Young School), to allow a deeper understanding of how these composers variously attempted to renew the narrative and musical language of Italian Romantic melodrama, without rejecting its sound basic pattern, which alternates theatrical dynamism and static lyricism.
The last event is aimed at giving an insight on a personality who brought this pattern into question consciously and radically not only by carrying out a rigorous meditation about the aesthetics and social role of theatre in the Classical Antiquity, but also by writing and composing his innovative operatic dramas in accordance with such a meditation.

THE PROGRAMME OF THE SERIES

27 October 2017
Giacomo Puccini: La Rondine & Madama Butterfly
20 November 2017
Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier
20 December 2017
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Ruggero Leoncavallo: Zazà
22 January 2018
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
12 February 2018
Ildebrando Pizzetti: Assassinio nella Cattedrale

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

The Episode consists of two moments.
15:00-18:00
Masterclass. A three-hour learning opportunity tailored especially for a public of music students and opera enthusiasts.
19:30
Concert. An event open to a general public eager to appreciate exquisite excerpts from outstanding Italian operatic masterpieces.

Please, note!

  • There is a booking service for the Masterclass and a booking service for the Concert. Therefore, if you are interested in the Masterclass and the Concert, you must book separately for each one through the links below.
  • Between the Masterclass and the Concert, there is a break (18:00-19:30), during which you can either stay at the Italian Cultural Institute and enjoy the other ongoing activities or leave the Institute and come back in time for the Concert from 19:10.

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FOURTH EPISODE
GIACOMO PUCCINI: TOSCA

This popular cycle about the Giovane Scuola opened with Puccini’s “La Rondine” and “Madama Butterfly”, to highlight the influence of Naturalism and exoticism on this operatic movement that flourished in Italy during the last decades of the nineteenth century.
The Italian Cultural Institute now wishes to deepen some further aspects of the outstanding Tuscan composer by featuring a masterpiece which is considered undisputedly as one of the towering and paradigmatic achievements of the Giovane Scuola because of its astonishing musical innovations and its intense “melodramatic” taste.

Programme & Performers
The episode will feature select pieces from the opera "Tosca".
Andrea Tarantino, conductor
Magda Di Giacomo, piano
The students of the Masterclass

For more information please click here

Masterclass: [BOOK NOW]

Concert: [BOOK NOW]

 

Information

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018

Organized by : ICI London

Entry : Free


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