Sedona Film Festival hosts big-screen presentation of art series at Mary D. Fisher theatre
Sedona AZ (August 10, 2016) – Sedona International Film Festival presents the sixth feature in the new “Art & Architecture in Cinema” series: “Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders”. The event will show in Sedona on Monday, Aug. 22 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. This is the sixth in a series of seven featured programs.
The festival is proud to be the official host of the new series, joining hundreds of theatres around the globe for this special exhibition on screen. Cinema guests can now enjoy unprecedented high definition access into the lives of renowned artists, their art and the fabulous museums and galleries that are not only the custodians of such masterpieces, but works of art in their own right.
Built between 1776 and 1778, the year of its inauguration, the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan has drawn major artists from the international music scene, turning immediately into the theatre of reference, the one every artist aspires to, the Mecca of music. To this day, performing at the Scala means consecrating a career in the eyes of the world.
Music critic John Gavazzeni wrote: “The pillars of world Opera repertoire are Italian: Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini — composers whose works have been performed the most all over the world. The symbol of all great conductors is an Italian, Arturo Toscanini. They were all launched or consecrated in one place: at the ‘Teatro alla Scala’, as well as the careers of great sopranos like Renata Tebaldi and Maria Callas, and of directors like Visconti, Zeffirelli and Strehler”.
This is the theatre where absolute masterpieces came to life such as “Nabucco”, “Norma” and “Othello”, and which hosted— in the fifties — Luchino Visconti’s scandalous, cutting-edge “Traviata” featuring Maria Callas. It is the place were historical mises en scenes have taken place and where extraordinary voices have been immortalized, such as those of Placido Domingo, Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi, Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti, as well as incredible performances by legendary conductors such as Arturo Toscanini, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti and Claudio Abbado.
“Teatro alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders” is a journey through time and space to discover a marvelous place, where the most glorious pages in the history of music, opera and ballet have been written.
This curated collection of acclaimed films will give audiences around the U.S. an intimate and informed experience with some of the world’s leading artists and masterpieces. This series will bring the great artistic treasures of the world to audiences who may not have direct access. With the highest quality productions and unrivaled expert narration, this is as close to a museum experience as any culture lover could hope for.
“Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, Aug. 22 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.