A. Bonamore da Carlo Ferrario, Una sala terrena nel castello... un grande giardino, Otello, Atto II, Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 5.2.1887

This section collects slides and photographs of images regarding Verdi’s operas: set and costume designs, stage props, stage design models (maquettes), photographs of stage productions, photographs of Verdi, of singers and other musicians.
The documentation begins, wherever possible, from the first performance of each opera, and allows the researcher to trace the history of visual interpretation of Verdi’s opera.
The Istituto has thus far collected about 3,200 images, cataloged with a detailed, specially conceived system. An important part of the collection is the reproduction of Verdi-related visual material from the archive of the Teatro La Fenice of Venice, lost in the fire that destroyed the theater in January 1996, an the collection from the Rome Opera, which documents all the Verdi productions from the year 1900.


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