The Teatro Grattacielo continues its 2022-23 season with the grandeur of La Vestale by Spontini with Indra Thomas in the role of Giulia, Thomas Kinch in the role of Licinio and Tahanee Aluwihare in the role of La Gran Vestale on October 28 at 6:30 p.m. John Jay’s Gerald Lynch Theater. College, 524 West 59th Street in Manhattan. This rare and captivating opera, paired with fascinating visual arts, promises an unforgettable evening that will honor the legacy of Maria Callas and showcase the power of artistic collaboration. Tickets are available online: https://grattacielo.org/buy-tickets.
La Vestale holds a special place in operatic history, as it was the opera that Maria Callas performed on the opening night of the Teatro Alla Scala in 1954. To honor her legacy and contributions to the world music, the Teatro Grattacielo brings back the historic 1954 version of this opera, directed by the famous Italian director Luchino Visconti. In the spirit of pushing the boundaries to create a unique artistic experience, Teatro Grattacielo decided to combine its world of opera with that of visual arts. They will partner with visual artist Lydia Venieri who will create stunning paintings that complement the themes of the opera and elevate the overall artistic experience, making this production of La Vestale an immersive and unforgettable event.
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