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Renata Tebaldi as seen from the stage

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Il maestro Nello SantiSeptember 18, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Entrance: Free of Charge.

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Nello Santi, one of the most important directors of orchestra alive today.  A Venetian who speaks about the love of opera and of  the grand music.

“I am not the depositary of the tradition.  The heart of opera is called style and is unchangeable.”

And, with these assumptions, he directed Renata Tebaldi at the Metropolitan of New York, both in Tosca and in Othello.


The orchestra and choir of the National Opera of Paris interpret “Va Pensiero” from Nabucco by Giusseppe Verdi, Director Nello Santi.

After terminating his studies in composition at Padua, he began a career as director in 1951, directing “Rigoletto” at the Verdi Theatre at Padua.
During his lengthy career he has directed the most important theatres of the world; in Europe and the United States he is considered to have  profound knowledge of and to be a refined interpreter of the Italian repertoire of opera. From 1958 to 1969 he was artistic director at the opera of Zurich.  In 1960 at Covent Garden, at Salzburg (”Don Carlos”), and from 1962 to 1964, at the Metropolitan of New York.
In 1960 he was Guest Director at the Opera of Vienna, in 1966 at the Opera of Hamburg, in 1969 at the Opera of Munich, of Cologne, Paris…
In 1997 he celebrated the thirty-fifth anniversary of his career at the Metropolitan at New York.
He directed the Requiem of Verdi in the presence of Pope John Paul II during the fiftieth anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.


An Evening with Carla Fracci

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Serata con Carla FracciSeptember 11, 2010  8:00 p.m.  Entrance: Free of Charge.

On September 11, 2010 the mythical star of the Scala, Carla Fracci, who has held high the prestige of the art of the dance in the world, will open the encounters with  “Diary of the Castle” at the Castle of Torrechiara .

Her professional patronage( Carl Fracci participated in performances at the Scala Theatre in which Renata Tebaldi was present) and the mutual esteem of the two artists brought together moments of the artistic  lives of the two stars, moments which Carla Fraci will remember during the encounter.


It will also be the occasion for the presentation of the dance DVD, “Excelsior” to the public of the Castle.  The DVD was created at the Scala for Carla Fracci , directed by Filippo Crivelli, present himself at Torrechiara on this happy occasion.

The DVD is edited by Hardy Classic.


September 18 at 6:00 p.m.  “Renata seen from the  stage”  appointment  with maestro Nello Santi

October 2 at 6 :00 p.m. encounter with Prof. Giovanni Gavazzeni

October 9 at 8:00  p.m. “ a speech by two”  Vittorio Sgarbi, Nazzareno Carusi

October 16 at 6 :00 p.m. encounter with Philipphe Daverio


The encounters are organised by the Renata Tebaldi Committee with the collaboration of the Superintendence for Architectural  and Environmental Arts  for the province of Parma and Piacenza, of the  Regio Theatre of Parma and of the Municipality of Langhirano.

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“Oscar” for Opera to Renata Tebaldi

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Renata Tebaldi 1960Verona August 31, 2010

The Verona foundation of “L’Arena”, with the sponsorship of the highest Institutional Authorities,  assigned the Opera “Oscars” during the public manifestation that took place at the “Arena” the evening of August 31, 2010.
The event, in it’s first edition, witnessed Renata Tebaldi receive the highly esteemed prize to her memory for her career that has honoured Italian lyrical Art in a world which today considers her to be among the greatest and most loved artists of the century. 


On the Exhibition “A Castle and a Queen”

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Article by the RS Magazine of San Marino on the Exhibition “A Castle and a Queen” dedicated to the Renata Tebaldi Castle at Torrechiara (Langhirano, Parma).

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