“The Parlour – Tea at the Opera”

1 February 2017

The Opera del Duomo will be holding its popular “The Parlour – Tea at the Opera” programme of lectures again this year, on Sundays 15 and 29 January and 12 and 26 February. For only €5.00 you will be able to attend a lecture addressing a specific topic in the history of the Monumental Cathedral Complex while sipping select teas from all over the world in an atmosphere reminiscent of the cultural circles inaugurated by Vittorio Alfieri precisely here in the Museo dell'Opera.
Lectures will be held in the Statue Gallery, starting at 4.00 pm.

Sunday 15 January 2017, 4.00 pm
Francesco Mori, The Secrets of Ancient Sienese Illumination: a journey of exploration into the materials and styles of the Opera della Metropolitana di Siena's medieval choirbooks

Sunday 29 January 2017, 4.00 pm
Marina Gennari, Siena 1798: "the terrible 'quake"

Sunday 12 February 2017, 4.00 pm
Marco Giamello, Francesca Droghini, Sonia Mugnaini, Marble in Siena Cathedral.

Sunday 26 February 2017, 4.00 pm
Fabiana Bari, "...so that divine office may be celebrated more worthily for the honour of God": the origin of the Cathedral's treasure astride the 14th and 15th centuries.

The events are promoted by the Opera della Metropolitana di Siena.

Organisation by Opera – Civita Group.
Only a limited number of places is available at the lectures, so reservations are essential.

For information and reservations:
+39 0577 286300

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