Salvatore Sciarrino, Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 14 November 2017
Sciarrino and the memory of Baroque
La Scala Opera Season ends with a world première by a living composer, the Sicilian Salvatore Sciarrino. As the subtitle “Waiting for Stradella” suggests, his fifteenth work for the stage takes its source of inspiration from the composer Alessandro Stradella.
The same was for one of his previous works, Luci mie traditrici (Oh My Betraying Eyes, 1998) inspired by the life of another Italian composer, Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa. Both musicians share a tragic story: Gesualdo murdered his wife and her lover in a jealous rage while Stradella was stabbed by assassins hired by the husbands of his innumerable mistresses….