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Luzzati at La Scala

by Vittoria Crespi Morbio.
Essay by Vittoria Crespi Morbio, Un sognatore dagli occhi aperti / A Daydreamer.
Appendices: biographical notice; catalogue of the works; chronology of stage designs by Sergio Noberini.
Collection «Performing Artists at La Scala».
Amici della Scala – Umberto Allemandi & C., Turin 2006.
Italian edition, pp.125.

A creator of fairy tales, stories, fantasies, dreams, atmospheres, Emanuele Luzzati (Genoa 1921–2007) knew better than any other scenographer the art of telling a story with the graphic gesture. We need only see them for his unmistakable characters to bring a story to life: he told a thousand in his sixty years of activity. Dean of the Italian theatre, at the same time Luzzati was one of its most lively and active protagonists. At La Scala he staged mythical figures, including Don Quijote, Pulcinella and the fated lovers of Verona: he involved them in a brilliantly colourful protean game where the fullness of life quivers and smiles.