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Casa di Riposo per Musicisti Giuseppe Verdi, Milan

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4.7/5 based on 80 reviews on the web
The Casa di Riposo per Musicisti is a home for retired opera singers and musicians in Milan, northern Italy, founded by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. The building was designed in the neo-Gothic style by Italian architect, Camillo Boito. Both Verdi and his wife, Giuseppina Strepponi are buried there. A documentary film about life in the Casa di Riposo, Il Bacio di Tosca (Tosca's Kiss in the US), was made in 1984 by the Swiss director Daniel Schmid.
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  • In an environment that combines exciting memories of Verdi and aesthetic beauty of the surroundings, we have rediscovered the intense human and social passion of the genius of Busseto; not so much a Museum, but a nursing home for elderly artists which guarantees dignity and ability to ' live ', not ' survive ': unique experience for visitors in various environments and especially in front of the grave of the master; beautiful and fascinating in its narration the dott.ssa Lapointe who accompanied us and introduced with passionate elegance in the visit.
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  • Anyone who loves art and music, particularly the music of that holy man of the theatre who is Giuseppe Verdi, soar on red and get off at Piazza Buonarroti, where, in the midst of more or less recent buildings, and in front of the monument, is what the master aptly termed "my most beautiful work." If desired, you can lean on via Buonarroti where, at number 38, a plaque at the entrance of a modern building recalls that there was the House where Maria Meneghini Callas music verdiana was sum, unattainable interpreter: a famous photo shows her as dressed by Biki, descending a staircase of the building where he lived in those times. But don't overlook the House Tour of Rposo Greens especially who loves humanity, because this institution is a monument, a hymn to humanity not read at the time of his power and of his triumph, but at the moment of fragility, sometimes cruel memory of regret. The great Barbet, one that on the evening of 22 May 1874 he was shaking the pillars of the Church of San Marco with the Wrath of his Requiem in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, who moved the angels to tears with the Hostias et Preces and the Lacrymosa, knew what he was doing, and he knew how to do it. It has to do with these feelings inside the House, designed by Camillo Boito, Verdi's librettist and brother of the last significant representative of eclectic architecture, and will be greeted by friendly volunteers of TCI to aid you with discretion within the environments which can be visited: the public spaces, the Hall, the concert hall complete with organ, the places where the elderly guests may try and run the music , alone, as a Duet, trio, group. Among the memorabilia preserved, the famous bat with the Topper immortalized in the famous pastel by Boldini, the paintings and sculptures of friends (groan, Palizzi, Morelli, Maitland), la spinetta played by Maestro, a copy of the Venus of Urbino, which certainly had to please the Great Womanizer, the grand piano gift of Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini. You cross then the little well kept garden, and landings to chapel lined with marble and mosaics, where two bronze Green and his wife welcome tombs Giuseppina Strepponi. If you run a tear, patience ... before you go out and unnoticed, talk a look at visitors who wander into the premises on the ground floor, you admire the foliage candide, you appreciate how you have the dignity of gentlemen, because they are the true meaning and purpose of all: their memory weakened, perhaps, but still illuminated by the memory of happy days , their ability to open the voice to singing, their gestures are measured, the common destiny of growing old that knows how to turn into Elegy.
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  • The vision of a great man like Verdi has created this beautiful social and cultural reality. Visited the grave of the master and his wife. Free admission.
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  • ..where the notes even live. This is the most suitable place to begin a journey of initiation into musical history, conceived from an idea by one of the greatest Italian composers, Giuseppe Verdi. It's so surprising to hear through walls melodies, musical instruments kept in the rooms and the respectful guests elegance, how exciting is access to the crypt of the great master. Stop listening to the musicians ' experience staying at this place..
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