2015
Color, 102′
Documentary

SYNOPSIS

Teatro alla Scala. The Temple of Wonders is a filmic event dedicated to one of the most exclusive temples of music and performances in the world, a place where art is created, represented and experienced.

Inaugurated in 1778, La Scala in Milan is the place where the tradition of great Italian opera was born. The emotions absorbed by the velvet curtains, by the wood of the stage, by the stalls are still alive today and return to the surface every night at the very moment when the lights are dimmed, the audience stops chatting and the curtain rises. Accompanied by the narrative voice of Sandro Lombardi, the video camera travels down the corridors and lets ustake in 237 years of history: a majestic sequence of discoveries and revelations will be a delight for the spectator.

It is the story of the only theatre in the world that has seduced and formed inseparable bonds with the greatest names in music. Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Arturo Toscanini, Maria Callas and Luchino Visconti started the myth of a place that still today arouses a feeling of sacredness, continued over the years by Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Giorgio Strehler, Riccardo Muti, Franco Zeffirelli, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardi Chailly and Patrice Chéreau.

CAST AND CREW

Production ARTE France, Rai com, Skira Classica, Camera Lucida Productions with Maremosso
Distribution Nexo Digital

CREW

Director Luca Lucini, Silvia Corbetta
Screenplay Silvia Corbetta, Jacopo Ghilardotti, Gabriele Scotti, Mauro Spinelli
Cinematography Luca Bigazzi
Costume Design Massimo Cantini Parrini

CAST

Bebo Storti Domenico Barbaja
Francesca Inaudi Marietta Ricordi
Filippo Nigro Bartolomeo Merelli
Giuseppe Cederna Giuseppe Colombo
Andrea Bosca Grand Hotel Concierge
Gigio Alberti Luigi Illica
Pia Engleberth Biki

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