Toscanni 50th Anniversary in Italy

Loads of announcements were made yesterday in Italy concerning the 50th anniversary remembrances of the passing of Arturo Toscanini. The late Maestro will be celebrated for the next twelve months throughout Italy – from Venice to Rome to Milan – via a series of cultural initiatives named, “Viva Toscanini” (Long Live Toscanini!). They will recognize Toscanini not only for his extraordinary musical career, but for his fearless, outspoken position against fascism. Take that, Mussolini!

“Viva Toscanini” is comprised of an international committee, led by Giancarlo Leone of RAI national television (and son of the ex Italian President). Others members of the board are relatives of the Maestro (granddaughter Emanuela di Castelbarco), prominent musical historians, conductors, and superintendents of Italian opera houses.

Opera Chic: Toscanini World Tour: Part II.

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