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 struggle in opposition to 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 in opposition to ladies is now not tolerable,” mentioned Stefani Sandrelli, who gained a lifetime achievement award from the Venice Movie Competition in 2005. “Toscar is a courageous, sturdy lady, who feels disquiet for the issues that she feels aren’t proper, she is a fully up to date 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 this planet totally devoted to the composer Giacomo Puccini. It takes place each summer season throughout 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 over time has grow to be an more and more prestigious occasion which annually attracts tens of 1000’s of spectators from everywhere in the world.
Puccini composed in Torre del Lago his major 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 respect the nice stars of opera, beneath the course of a few of the most essential conductors, and admire the extraordinary stagings executed by well-known administrators of Puccini’s operas resembling 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 appeal that homes artworks by nice up to date sculptors resembling Pietro Cascella, Jean-Michel Folon and Kan Yasuda, to call some. Just some steps away is the home the place the Maestero lived and composed most of his Masterpeaces.
In the present day, within the Villa-Mausoleum are preserved his stays and you may admire the fantastic relics that in life surrounded and accompanied the creative profession of this nice artist.