Collateral Effects, by Sonia Arienta

A dying out species?

In Italy, Opera and music in general are expelled from high school teaching, except in experimental institutes or in classes with amateurs-teachers inclined to diffuse among pupils informations about them. Yet, in Nineteenth century Italy national culture the importance of operatic theatre should have attracted a strong attention by the part of Education Secretary, since the State foundation. Instead, music and opera, in particular, were ignored in educational programming, as if “Promessi sposi” by Alessandro Manzoni, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi or Guillaume Tell by Gioachino Rossini had different rights or different credits for a young mind education, born and living in italian peninsula…
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