Scuderie di Villa Pallavicino
Via Ferdinando Provesi 41
43011 Busseto (PR)
The Museum opened in June 2014 in Busseto, where the stables of Villa Pallavicino historically were. Museum Renata Tebaldi is devoted to the soprano (Pesaro 1922- San Marino 2004) who was one of the greatest and most successful opera singers in the 20th Century.
Renata Tebaldi had “the voice of an angel”, as Arturo Toscanini said of her; her debut was in 1944 as Elena in Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele, and was immediately met with a great success. Three years later, she took part in the Opening Concert of Teatro alla Scala, where she performed arias by Verdi and Rossini, conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Her dazzling career continued for 30 years and it brought her to the most important theatres in the world, with a repertoire spanning from Giuseppe Verdi ( Aida, Otello, Falstaff ) to Richard Wagner, from Giacomo Puccini (Tosca, Boheme, Madama Butterfly) to Umberto Giordano ( Fedora, Andrea Chénier). “Comitato Renata Tebaldi” cooperated with Comune di Busseto in the making of the Museum that is organized in six rooms, each devoted respectively to the artist’s costumes, gowns, jewels, personal belongings, photos, letters, documentary material, playbills.