Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Verdi lecture by La Scala at IIC Tokyo
Tonight Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC, Italian Cultural Institute) in Tokyo held a lecture on Verdi's Aida and Don Carlo by La Scala, 2 days before the first night of its tour in Japan. Paolo Gavazzeni, Orchestra Manager, presented the lecture showing their recorded performances of the masterpieces, which are the programmes of the tour. He talked about not only the works themselves but also the stagings for this time, the former by Franco Zeffirelli in 2006 and the latter by Stéphane Braunschweig in 2008. Details are to report later.