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Landriani at La Scala

by Vittoria Crespi Morbio.
Essay by Vittoria Crespi Morbio, Uno scenografo per Napoleone.
Contribution by Arnalda Dallaj.
Appendices: biographical notice; chronology of stage designs by Matteo Sartorio.
Collection «Performing Artists at La Scala».
Amici della Scala – Umberto Allemandi & C., Torino 2007.
Italian edition, pp.115.

The outstanding talents of the Italian theatre converged in Milan under Napoleon’s rule: composers like Rossini, choreographers like Viganò and Gioja. Paolo Landriani (Milan 1757–1839), scenographer and scenography theoretician, is the artist who embodied the taste, aesthetics and style of an entire period: on the stage of La Scala, one evening after another, his wide-sweeping, measured, noble Neoclassical perspectives unfolded. A monograph tells his story for the first time.