Just 85 years ago, four of Italy’s greatest opera stars gathered at Teatro all Scala for an historic event: the first-ever recording of Arrigo Boito’s sole complete opera, Mefistofele. The opera was a failure at its premiere on that same stage in 1868: considered avant-garde and too Wagnerian for its time, it provoked riots and…

via Devil’s advocate — parterre box

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