At Teatro Grattacielo, we are driven by a fundamental mission: to promote and preserve the performances of rare operatic masterpieces. This season, we are thrilled to align ourselves with the global celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary soprano, Maria Callas. These momentous celebrations are graciously supported by UNESCO.
We invite you to embark on a journey into history as we revive the remarkable opera, La Vestale, composed by Gaspare Spontini. This particular opera holds special significance in Callas’ career, as she mesmerized audiences during its performance on Teatro Alla Scala’s opening night in 1954, brilliantly directed by the renowned Italian film director Luchino Visconti, has only graced the stage of the Metropolitan Opera once, way back in 1926.
Now, almost a century later, Teatro Grattacielo proudly brings the historic 1954 version of La Vestale back to the vibrant city of New York.