Martin Scorsese tells the story of a long-forgotten event that forever changed the cultural landscape of New York. In 1826, a single performance forever changed America’s cultural landscape and introduced Italian opera to New York City.
Recognising the importance of this cultural bridge-building moment in history, the Italian government sent an opera company from Sardinia to re-stage this historical event. The Oratorio examines the neighbourhood and the role immigrants played in shaping the community – their art and culture influencing the entire nation.
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