Copertina: Palanti. Belle Epoque in teatro 1903-1916
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The Belle Epoque on Stage 1903-1916

  • Edited by Vittoria Crespi Morbio
  • Size 24x33,5 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 160
  • Illustrations 194
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2013
  • ISBN 9788842221975
  • Price € 35,00  € 33,25

The ruler of the Scala during the Belle Époque

One hundred years ago, the creator of the grand and beautiful playbills that celebrated Verdi and Wagner was painter, stage designer, costume designer, inventor, architect, city planner, and draughtsman Giuseppe Palanti (1881-1946), who dominated the productions at Teatro alla Scala and imposed fashion in Milan's industrial upper class. He designed the theatre's sets between 1903 and 1917, the years, Toscanini when the great divas were Burzio, Mazzoleni, and Storchio. As the “leading man” in a world of beautiful women, decorous bourgeois residences, holidays in Milano Marittima (the garden city that he himself had invented), masquerade balls and dazzling theatre parties, the inexhaustible Palanti created works for clients such as Puccini, Chaliapin, Grazia Deledda, and Pope Pius XI, including paintings, furniture, fabrics, costumes, wrought iron, advertising posters, turreted villas, and even a “torpedo tube”.Edition for “Amici della Scala”