The virtual exhibition Caruso, Corelli, Di Stefano 1921-2021 / Myths of Italian singing will allow, from today and for a year, to bring visitors closer to the portals Italian.esteri.it Y theaterallascala.org to discover and delve into the extraordinary lives of the three great tenors.
It is an initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, created by the Teatro alla Scala Foundation, Museo Teatro alla Scala and curated by Mattia Palma.
The exhibition celebrates a triple centenary: the death, on August 2, 1921, of Enrico Caruso and the birth, in the same year and a few months later, of Giuseppe Di Stefano Y Franco Corelli, indispensable protagonists of the international lyrical scene.
Enrico Caruso, one of the great lyric myths of all time.
Traces of a pioneer
The exhibition itinerary begins with the figure of Enrico Caruso, pioneer of record recording and symbol of the new sensibility of an era in which the 19th century interpretations they gave way to more bourgeois and intimate ones.
Through the testimonials from the press and stage photographs, this section of the exhibition reconstructs the artistic climate of the years in which La Scala and its artists were champion of the Italian recovery between the post-war period and the boom economic.
Franco Corelli, on stage at La Scala in Milan, with María Callas and director Antonino Votto, in 1960. AP
A virtual walk through La Scala
To visit Caruso, Corelli, Di Stefano ..., the public will be able to move freely in the virtual environments of the Teatro alla Scala, also the protagonist of a unprecedented 3D reconstruction, according to the organizers, “which manages to merge real spaces with totally virtual architectural environments.”
Through interaction, it will be possible to delve into the theme and content of each section, and access the videos made with a curator of the virtual space that took into account the architectural assembly designed for the occasion.
The exhibition will travel the world allowing everyone, anywhere, to learn more about three of the most representative artists of the musical panorama of Italian opera.
Giuseppe Di Stefano was one of the singers who marked an era in lyrical singing. AP Photo
The announcement is made just when It has been a century – on August 2, 1921 – that Enrico Caruso’s voice was forever silent in Naples. Of the famous lyrical tenor it is said, among thousands of other things, that he was the one who taught Carlos Gardel the resource of using sound “R” instead of “N” to perfume some tango passages.
Born between 24 and 25 -no certainties- February 1873 In the then Kingdom of Italy, in a city near Vesuvius, Caruso became one of the pioneers of his genre in leaving his record engraved on wax cylinders or primitive pasta discs. In its vast trajectory visited Argentina on several occasions and he performed at our Teatro Colón.
Il gran finale: the impossible concert
Returning to the virtual proposal, the grand finale is with him Impossible concert, a virtual anchor of the three artists who interpret I dressed the Giubba (Put on the suit), famous aria from the opera Pagliacci, of Ruggiero Leoncavallo.
Enrico Caruso sang “I Pagliacci” at the Teatro Colón in 1915, together with his friend Tita Ruffo.
Sample is available at Italian and English and, soon, it will also be available at Spanish.