OPERA AT WORK
FOR THE EARTHQUAKE
THE "SPECIAL ARCHIVE" OF THE EMILIA-ROMAGNA REGION
The Emilia-Romagna Region is an area with many traditional theatres, organisations and associations that over the years have gathered together audio and video recordings of the operas and concerts they have held. In many cases these are little more than amateur recordings, especially the oldest among them. However, their contents represent a strong source of interest and emotion for a dedicated public.
When we listen to or view operas and concerts from the past, and hear these extraordinary voices, perhaps of artists who are now dead, it is like opening a magical box which contains many jewels, some big, some small.
 
The aim of this section is to host these materials, providing a space for the archives of theatres and associations, and bring them to the attention of a wider public. This work will be enriched over time with the help of theatres, associations and members of the public.  The regional government has also digitalised some of the oldest material belonging to other archives.
Immagini
  • Mirella Freni - Nicolai Ghiaurov
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