Scale Models from the 1st and 3rd acts from the opera ''La Traviata''
Peça do Mês - Novembro 2013
05 November 2013
In order to celebrate the 200 years of Guiseppe Verdi's birth (1813-1901) and the 160 years of the opera's premiere,''La Traviata'', we have chosen two scale models made by the Portuguese opera singer, Tomás de Alcaide, made for his production of Verdi's work, performed in 1964, in Lisbon and Oporto.
Built in 1753, the viola's sopranino (pardessus de viole) from Louis Guersan, belongs to the Museum's collection, celebrating in 2013 its 260 years, reason for which it was chosen as the piece of the month.
In a year in which is marked both Richard Wagner's (1813-1883) 200 years of birth and 130 years of death, the Music Museum chooses as Piece of the Month of August 2013 a portrait (1) and a bust (2) of this renowned composer.
In the month in which it is marked the 50 years of Pedro Freitas Branco's death (1896-1963) one of the greatest Portuguese maestro's, we show a baton used in a military band and two in a orchestra from the Museum's collection.