Copertina: Sanquirico. Teatro, Feste, Trionfi 1777-1849
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Theatre, Feasts, Triumphs 1777-1849

  • Author Vittoria Crespi Morbio
  • Size 24x33,5 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 344
  • Illustrations 420
  • Year 2013
  • ISBN 9788842222743
  • Price € 45,00
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The tumultuous creative force of a 19th-century theatrical personality

Alessandro Sanquirico (1777-1849) dominated the theatre Habsburg Milan in the 19th century. Reigning at the Scala, a prominent figure in the city's cultural and society life, and a tireless traveller to London and Vienna as well as the Hungarian plains, Sanquirico gave stage substance to the legendary creatures of bel canto by Rossini, Bellini, Mercadante, and Donizetti. A hugely talented scene painter, but also an entrepreneur and self-promoter, he frescoed palazzos and chapels and created spectacular backdrops for celebratory occasions, using the entire gamut of fabulous 19th-century imagery: volcanoes, stormy seas, fires, enchanted gardens, crumbling castles, Egyptian sphinxes, Swiss mountains, Etruscan friezes, and Gothic arches.