"The Menotti Years 1958 - 1998" exhibition reopens.

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"The Menotti Years 1958 - 1998" exhibition reopens.

After the great interest from from the public during the 66th edition of the Festival, to starting from friday July 28 it will again be possible to visit, until to Sunday, October 15, the exhibition Gli anni Menotti 1958 - 1998 conceived from Piero Maccarinelli and enriched with new materials. An opportunity for citizens, tourists, and visitors to continue the experience of the Festival and immerse themselves in its atmosphere through unpublished testimonies.

The exhibition is set up in the spaces on Via Saffi, home to the Festival's information point, which is reopening to the public and where official event merchandise will be available for purchase.

Admission to the exhibition is free of charge on the days and times indicated on www.festivaldispoleto.com.


Through a careful selection of costumes, sketches, props and photographs, The Menotti Years 1958-1998 offers a rare perspective on the genesis and evolution of Festival dei Due Mondi and a glimpse into the personal universe of its founder, Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti.

Visitors will be able to admire the costumes of Leoš Janáček's 1998 Volpe Astuta, directed by Roman Terleckyj, and the sets and costumes by David Hughes; the 1972 Ascent and Ruin of the City of Mahagonny , directed from Giuseppe Patroni Griffi with sets by Claudio Cintoli andFerdinando Scarfiotti and costumes by Gabriella Pescucci; and Il Naso from1995, directed by Roman Terleckyj, who also curated the sets, and costumes by Alessandro Ciammarughi.


After a work of recovery and identification, the exhibition also hosts the original sketches of costumes and theatrical scenes-including those of the costumes of La morte e la fanciulla of 1978, a show with choreography by Alberto Testa and costumes by Emilio Farina-as well as to forty photographs that testify to the cultural, social and international richness of the "Menotti years," thanks to the collaboration with the Istituto Luce.


Finally, the exhibition is expanded with a period film tracing the early years of the Festival, along with to redigitized images from reports broadcast by Radar and Luce newsreels re-edited from Roland Sejko, thanks to the collaboration of Casa Menotti Centro diDocumentazione sul Festival dei Due Mondi.


The Menotti Years 1958 - 1998 is part of the broader exhibition itinerary On the tracks of Gian Carlo Menotti that, from 2021, thanks also to the support of Fondazione Carla Fendi, offers the public the opportunity to learn about and immerse themselves in the Festival's rich artistic and historical heritage. Fundamental building blocks of the itinerary are theCentro di documentazione del Festival dei Due Mondi di Casa Menotti, a "treasure chest of memory" where valuable audio, video and photographic materials of the Festival can be consulted, and the Biblioteca Comunale Giosuè Carducci, which holds its original materials from 1958 to the present.