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Scala Memories: a great collection (book + 2 CDs) of the timeless operas which have contributed to making La Scala Theatre the legend it is today. Each edition includes a story told through exclusive images which come from the Official Theatre Archives (previously unpublished photographs of the artists backstage, sketches of scenery and costumes, the original theatre programmes and much more).


Arena 100 – a century of music

Operatic life at the Arena di Verona is 100 years old! This book and documentary trace a century of music from the Aida première in 1913 up to the Centenary Festival. Interviews with Fiorenza Cossotto, Maria Chiara, Ivo Vinco, Leo Nucci, Cecilia Gasdia, Plácido Domingo, Fiorenza Cedolins, Daniel Oren…

Book + 1 CD + 1 DVD (Region 2)
Texts and DVD: Italian, English, German e French



  1. Se quel guerrier io fossi!… Celeste Aida” (“Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi; Radamès: Marco Berti; conductor: Daniel Oren)
  2. Triumph: “Gloria all’Egitto, ad Iside“; Triumphal march: “Vieni, o guerriero vindice” (“Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi; Coro dell’Arena di Verona, conductor: Daniel Oren)
  3. Toast: “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (“La traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi; Alfredo: Francesco Demuro, Violetta: Ermonela Jaho, conductor: Carlo Rizzi)
  4. Noi siamo zingarelle” (“La traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi; Coro dell’Arena di Verona, conductor: Carlo Rizzi)
  5. Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate” (“Nabucco” by Giuseppe Verdi; Coro dell’Arena di Verona, conductor: Julian Kovatchev)
  6. Vedi! Le fosche notturne spoglie” (“Il trovatore” by Giuseppe Verdi; Coro dell’Arena di Verona, conductor: Marco Armiliato)
  7. Nessun dorma” (“Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini; Calaf: Salvatore Licitra, conductor: Giuliano Carella)
  8. E lucevan le stelle” (“Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini; Mario Cavaradossi: Carlo Ventre, conductor: Giuliano Carella)
  9. Un bel dì vedremo” (“Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini; Cio-Cio-San: Hui He, conductor: Antonio Pirolli)
  10. Overture (“Carmen” by Georges Bizet; conductor: Julian Kovatchev)
  11. Habanera: “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (“Carmen” by Georges Bizet; Carmen: Kate Aldrich, conductor: Julian Kovatchev)
  12. Je veux vivre” (“Roméo et Juliette” by Charles Gounod; Juliette: Nino Machaidze, conductor: Fabio Mastrangelo)

DVD (Region 2)

  1. The 10th of August 1913
  2. The Golden Years at the Arena
  3. Reenactment of the First Aida
  4. The Centenary Aida