The magnificient Palazzo Pallavicino or Palazzo Marchesi in Busseto, building started in 1500 by the grid pattern recalling the symbol of the family, comes to a new life today in the Multimedia Museum dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi.
The beautiful rooms of the palace have been devoted to the works of Verdi, are decorated with replicas of original costumes and opera sets and have been immersed in a nineteenth-century atmosphere to lead the viewer to experience a dip in the dream world of Verdi.
The Maestro’s music takes the audience on this fascinating journey, capable of making us imagine the work, identifying it in the world where this was taking place.
The interior has allegorical frescoes by Evangelista Draghi (ca. 1670-80), Ilario Spolverini (beginning of the 1700s), Pietro Rubini (ca. 1746) and stucco decorations by Carlo Bossi (mid 18th century).
The 27 operas by the “Swan of Busseto” are represented in an artistic path with original scenery from Casa Ricordi, an 18th century environment with paintings by Hayez, theatre lighting and timeless pieces of music that welcome the visitor into an intense romantic atmosphere, a path created by set designer and director Pier Luigi Pizzi.
From Nabucco to Trovatore and Rigoletto, from Traviata to Aida and Otello, from Macbeth to Falstaff, an oneiric immersion in the life and works of the great Maestro.
The costumes of Verdi’s heroines, Verdi’s lounge, his music room and a Requiem Mass room in honour of Rossini and Alessandro Manzoni complete the path.
The music stands and the audio-guide in four languages with works by Philippe Daverio, a well-known art critic, give a historical overview of the people and the facts of the age that influenced Giuseppe Verdi in his works.