On December 7th , 2020, a really unique “Prima” took place at the Teatro alla Scala. It was the first grand opening without an audience, the first without an opera title, the first made for TV only. The musical journey started with the theme of Rigoletto’s curse (“Cortigiani vil razza dannata…”) and ended with the catharsis of Guillaume Tell (“Tutto cangia…”). A message of hope to wish everyone that we will be able to ‘… riveder le stelle’.
A unique show created by director Davide Livermore and maestro Riccardo Chailly. An extraordinary evening with twenty-four of the greatest international opera singers, including Eleonora Buratto, an Italian soprano appreciated all over the world.
On stage Eleonora Buratto perfectly interpreted Amelia’s aria from Verdi’s “Ballo in Maschera” (“Morrò, ma prima in grazia…), wearing an exclusive creation by Dolce and Gabbana – a majestic silk satin peplum dress inspired to Ancient Greece, worn with an embroidered cape. The outfit was accessorised with Cartier jewelry.
The make-up and hairstyle paid homage to the heroines of Alfred Hitchcock movies – the British director was honored in the Birds-inspired backdrop.
“Explaining the emotions I felt that night is really hard. Although unusual, it was still the Saint Ambrogio night at the Scala! I was happy and excited, moved by the special meaning of the event. Only after it was over, we realised we had been part of an event that will make history” – Eleonora told Operafashion in confidence.
Credits: Stefano Guindani, Alfonso Catalano, Sgp Italia