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This year, thanks to Margherita Palli and the support of NABA students, Rinascente Christmas windows will display an original theme: the last 100 years of the Teatro La Scala of Milan, renvisioned in the form of the six most significant first works.

100 years since the naming of the biggest and most important Department Store in Italy: Rinascente. The Italian poet, Gabriele D’Annunzio created the name in 1917, aiming to symbolize the rebirth of the shop after a period of decay. Rinascente and Teatro La Scala, two key elements of Milan’s past intertwined with the future.

Six windows depicting the six most important first works staged at La Scala from 1917 to today. From Nerone in 1924 directed by Arturo Toscanini, produced by Giovacchino Forco, to the Vespri Siciliani in 1951 directed by Victor De Sabaa, produced by Herbert Graf with Maria Callas, the Macbeth in 1975 directed by Claudio Abbado, produced by Giorgio Strehler, the Guglielmo Tell in 1988 directed by Riccardo Muti, produced by Luca Ronconi, the Tristan und Isolde in 2007 directed by Daniel Barenboim, produced by Patrice Chèreau and the Andrea Chènier in 2017 directed by Riccardo Chailly with the production of Mario Martone.

The windows were designed thanks to Margherita Palli’s scenography (Course Leader of the NABA BA in Theatre Design) assisted by Alice De Bortoli (NABA Teacher of the BA in Theatre Design), Eleonora Peronetti (NABA former student), Marika D’Abronzo and Caterina Berta (NABA students of the BA in Theatre Design).

A unique opportunity for NABA’s young talents who have been able to make a dream a reality: the 2.0 Scenography that also points to and beyond the theatre, which hopes to become an integral part of the everyday life of all of us.

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