FLORENCE, ITALY – Stefania Sandrelli says her debut as opera director, a manufacturing of Tosca at this yr’s Piccini Opera Competition, presents the heroine as a logo of the battle towards gender violence. The 75-year-old display screen legend’s first opera manufacturing debuts in Viareggio, her hometown, on Friday in kicking off the 67th version of the Puccini Competition at Torre del Lago close to Lucca.
“Violence towards ladies is not tolerable,” mentioned Stefani Sandrelli, who received a lifetime achievement award from the Venice Movie Competition in 2005. “Toscar is a courageous, sturdy girl, who feels disquiet for the issues that she feels aren’t proper, she is a fully modern character”.
The actress, whose movies embody Seduced and Deserted (1963), The Conformist (1970) , 1900 (1976) and The Key (1983), mentioned she was thrilled to make her directorial debut. “It’s an awesome emotion for me. My grandad used to sing to me all Puccini’s arias and this debut touches me very a lot, it’s a dream”.
The Puccini Competition in Torre del Lago is the one Competition on the planet totally devoted to the composer Giacomo Puccini. It takes place each summer time through the months of July and August, within the very locations that impressed Maestro Puccini’s immortal melodies. The Competition noticed its first gentle in 1930 and through the years has turn into an more and more prestigious occasion which annually attracts tens of hundreds of spectators from all around the world.
Puccini composed in Torre del Lago his predominant operas, amongst which Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), La Fanciulla del West (1910), La Rondine (1917) and Il Trittico (1918).
On the Puccini Competition, everybody can admire the good stars of opera, underneath the course of among the most essential conductors, and admire the extraordinary stagings executed by well-known administrators of Puccini’s operas reminiscent of Madama Butterfly, Turandot, La Bohème, Tosca, Manon Lescaut.
The Nice Open Air Theatre with 3,400 seats, devoted to Maestro Puccini, opens onto the picturesque Massaciuccoli Lake and is surrounded by a park of extraordinary attraction that homes artworks by nice modern sculptors reminiscent of Pietro Cascella, Jean-Michel Folon and Kan Yasuda, to call some. Only a few steps away is the home the place the Maestero lived and composed most of his Masterpeaces.
As we speak, within the Villa-Mausoleum are preserved his stays and you may admire the fantastic relics that in life surrounded and accompanied the inventive profession of this nice artist.