Fri, May 25, | From 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the death of Gioacchino Rossini, composer (1792 – 1868)
Told in pageant-like fashion, Casa Ricordi is the story of the Ricordi family, the most prestigious music publishers in all Italy. It was the Ricordis who, for better or worse, came up with the “royalty” concept, paying artists (and their families) for their work in perpetuity.
As the family’s fortune grows, the Ricordis rub shoulders with the musical glitterati of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini, Bellini and Rossini. Naturally, this allows the film to showcase some of these composers’ most famous works–and in true Hollywood-by-the-Mediterranean fashion, the principal influence for these compositions are the various members of the Ricordi family.
The soundtrack of Casa Ricordi reverberates with the voices of such musical immortals as Tito Gobbi, Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco and Gianni Poggi, among many others.
In Italian with Italian subtitles
Join Us! Film screening and pizza! Come with friends!
Film screening and pizza.
DAS Members $9:00
Where: Dante Alighieri Society offices at 4050 West Maple Rd, Ste # 250
– Bloomfield Hills, M I 48301
Make your registration online now. Space is Limited. Registration Required – RSVP by May 23th, 2018