FLORENCE, ITALY – Stefania Sandrelli says her debut as opera director, a manufacturing of Tosca at this yr’s Piccini Opera Pageant, presents the heroine as a logo of the struggle in opposition to gender violence. The 75-year-old display legend’s first opera manufacturing debuts in Viareggio, her hometown, on Friday in kicking off the 67th version of the Puccini Pageant at Torre del Lago close to Lucca.
“Violence in opposition to girls is now not tolerable,” stated Stefani Sandrelli, who gained a lifetime achievement award from the Venice Movie Pageant in 2005. “Toscar is a courageous, robust lady, who feels disquiet for the issues that she feels aren’t proper, she is a completely modern character”.
The actress, whose movies embrace Seduced and Deserted (1963), The Conformist (1970) , 1900 (1976) and The Key (1983), stated she was thrilled to make her directorial debut. “It’s an awesome emotion for me. My grandad used to sing to me all Puccini’s arias and this debut touches me very a lot, it’s a dream”.
The Puccini Pageant in Torre del Lago is the one Pageant on the earth totally devoted to the composer Giacomo Puccini. It takes place each summer time throughout the months of July and August, within the very locations that impressed Maestro Puccini’s immortal melodies. The Pageant noticed its first mild in 1930 and through the years has turn out to be an more and more prestigious occasion which annually attracts tens of hundreds of spectators from all around the world.
Puccini composed in Torre del Lago his essential operas, amongst which Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), La Fanciulla del West (1910), La Rondine (1917) and Il Trittico (1918).
On the Puccini Pageant, everybody can admire the nice stars of opera, beneath the path of a number of the most vital conductors, and admire the extraordinary stagings executed by well-known administrators of Puccini’s operas equivalent to Madama Butterfly, Turandot, La Bohème, Tosca, Manon Lescaut.
The Nice Open Air Theatre with 3,400 seats, devoted to Maestro Puccini, opens onto the picturesque Massaciuccoli Lake and is surrounded by a park of extraordinary appeal that homes artworks by nice modern sculptors equivalent to Pietro Cascella, Jean-Michel Folon and Kan Yasuda, to call some. Only a few steps away is the home the place the Maestero lived and composed most of his Masterpeaces.
In the present day, within the Villa-Mausoleum are preserved his stays and you may admire the fantastic relics that in life surrounded and accompanied the creative profession of this nice artist.