VENUES / GALLERIA DEGLI SPECCHI

The Sala or Galleria degli Specchi is located in the oldest part of the Palazzo Ducale called Corte Vecchia. Originally the environment was built in the form of a loggia, opening onto the courtyard of honor, but by 1611 it was closed and housed the most important paintings of the Gonzaga collection.

The gallery had the largest pictorial decoration ever performed in the palace, datable to around 1618 and inspired by the celebration of the sciences and the arts, with allegorical figures drawn from Cesare Ripa’s Iconology. The Parnassus was painted in the two large lunette at the heads, where portraits of poets appear together with Apollo and the Muses (at least Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Ariosto and Tasso are recognized) and the Allegory of the Liberal Arts.

On the lunettes of the long internal wall and in the two extreme parts of the vault, images of Virtue follow one another. In 1779 the walls were renovated with gilded stucco and mirrors as we see them today.

Danusha Waskiewicz, Naomi Berrill - Bach

June 1, 2022 – 8.15 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Gabriele Pieranunzi, Paolo Carlini - Paganini, Panni, Mozart

June 2, 2022 – 10.00 am
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Blagoj Nacoski, Luca Ciammarughi - Zelter, Reichardt, Mozart, Schubert

June 2 2022 – 2.15 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Paolo Ghidoni, Andrea Maini, Riccardo Agosti, Daniela Georghieva, Marco Tezza - Schubert

June 2, 2022 – 5.00 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Pablo Barragan, Stephen Waarts, Gabriele Carcano - Debussy

June 2, 2022 – 8.30 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Marco Serino, Stefano Guarino - Strauss

June 3, 2022 – 10.00 am
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Nora Romanoff Schwarzberg, Lily Maisky - De Falla, Piazzolla

June 3, 2022 – 2.15 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Judith van Wanroij, Quatour Cambini-Paris - Cherubini, Baillott, de Fontenelle, Le Sueur

June 3, 2022 – 5.00 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Ian Bostridge, Alexander Lonquich, Giovanni Ludovisi - Kelemen Quartet - La Bonne Chanson

June 3, 2022 – 8.30 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Maurizio Baglini, Quartetto Klimt - Mozart, Schubert, Mahler

June 4, 2022 – 10.00 am
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Alexander Lonquich - Schubert

4 June 2022 – 2.15 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Gemma Bertagnolli, Alessandro Stella - Péchés de jeunesse

June 4, 2022 – 5.00 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Danilo Rossi, Miriam Prandi, Oistrakh Quartet - Tchaikovsky

June 4, 2022 – 9.15 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Riccardo Lui, Tim de Vries, Álvaro García Ros, Alejandro Viana, Cesare Pezzi - Šostakovič

June 5, 2022 – 10.00 am
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Quartetto Werther - Strauss

June 5, 2022 – 2.15 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Tommaso Lonquich, Neil Page, Igor Cantarelli, Nora Romanoff Schwarzberg, Gregorio Buti, Andrea Rebaudengo - Dohnányi

June 5, 2022 – 5.00 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi