Il cappello di paglia di Firenze
Opera in four acts and five scenes
Libretto by Ernesta and Nino Rota from Eugène Labiche and Marc Michel
Lyric Opera Soloists of the Teatro alla Scala Academy
Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra
Teatro alla Scala New Production
|CHIARA AMALTEA CIARELLI
Each year one of the productions of the Theatre programme is entrusted to the students of the La Scala Academy. In 2024 their project will be Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, an opera composed by Nino Rota in 1945 (but not performed for another ten years) with a libretto written in tandem with his mother. It is a light, enchanting comedy, which was staged at La Scala in 1998 by Bruno Campanella and Pier Luigi Pizzi, now in a new production by effervescent director Mario Acampa, who also directs the shows for children and teenagers in the “Great Operas for Children” cycle. On the podium is Donato Renzetti, an expert guide for budding talents.