Santuzza Calì, figurini per Magnificat, regia di Paolo Poli, 1984
The Institute of Theatre and Opera is holding a public presentation of the donation of the archive of the stage and costume designer Santuzza Calì (Pulfero, 28 March 1934). A sophisticated, highly imaginative artist, Calì was an assistant to the painter Oskar Kokoschka and a valuable collaborator of Emanuele Luzzati, with whom she formed one of the most proli c artistic partnerships on the Italian theatre scene. Since the beginning of her career, Santuzza Calì has designed costumes and sets for around 400 productions of children’s theatre, plays and operas, and she has collaborated with some of the greatest directors in the second half of the 20th century, such as Tonino Conte, Filippo Crivelli, Gianfranco De Bosio, Franco Enriquez, Alessandro Fersen, Vittorio Gassman, Ermanno Olmi, Paolo Poli, Maurizio Scaparro, Lorenzo Salveti and Aldo Trionfo. The presentation will be an opportunity to explore the artist’s career and to admire a selection of the works she has created during her lifetime, which will be on show in the Longhena Library.