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10 Dec 2004

Salieri's Europa Riconosciuta A Wise Choice

Salieri promu chantre de l'Europe [09 décembre 2004] Le Napolitain Riccardo Muti a fait le bon choix avec cette Europa Riconosciuta de Salieri pour rouvrir le théâtre dont il est directeur musical depuis le départ d'Abbado en 1986. L'ouvrage avait,...

Salieri promu chantre de l'Europe

[09 décembre 2004]

Le Napolitain Riccardo Muti a fait le bon choix avec cette Europa Riconosciuta de Salieri pour rouvrir le théâtre dont il est directeur musical depuis le départ d'Abbado en 1986. L'ouvrage avait, en effet, été commandé par les Milanais pour l'inauguration de la Scala le 3 aout 1778, en présence de l'impératrice Marie-Thérèse et n'avait plus été rejoué depuis. Occasion revée de conjuguer modernité et passé ! Si la botte autrichienne avait soumis la Lombardie, les Italiens régnaient alors sur presque toutes les scènes viennoises.

Patron de la musique à la cour de Marie-Thérèse, Salieri n'en est pas moins italien comme son ami et néanmoins librettiste de Mozart l'abbé Da Ponte : la culture italienne a ainsi conquis son farouche vainqueur germanique ! Comme Goethe fit le "voyage en Italie", Mozart vint se perfectionner auprès du Padre Martini à Bologne. C'est ce creuset de l'Europe de la culture que Muti a ressuscité avec subtilité. Certes, la reine de Tyr Europe qui se fait reconnaître pour sauver son époux avant de se faire enlever par Jupiter au grand dam de Junon, est assez éloignée de notre Europe des marchands née au lendemain de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. C'est elle qui donna tout de meme son nom à notre continent.

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