File 3 - Giuliana Gattoni's collection of publicity photographs

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Giuliana Gattoni's collection of publicity photographs


  • 1979-1991 (Creation)

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94 photographs

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Giuliana Gattoni was born on February 27, 1947 in Lissone, Italy. She trained as an architect in Italy before emigrating to Canada with her husband, where she helped him run his practice and was an active freelance writer in Toronto (ca. 1985-1993). Among others, she wrote (in Italian) for the Balletto Oggi magazine (published as Ballet 2000 in English), and for Corriere Canadese, the Italian-language daily newspaper in Toronto. In addition to reviewing performances in Toronto, she traveled regularly to festivals in Italy, including opera in Versilia, Spoleto's Festival dei due Mondi, and the ballet festival in Nervi. In the early 1990s, she went back to school at the University of Toronto, where she received her Master of Arts in art history. She passed away in 1996 whilst working on her PhD in art history.

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Photographs were donated by Beatrice Fantoni in 2019 (A2019-02) and consist of press and publicity photographs collected by her mother, Giuliana Gattoni.

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File consists of press and publicity photographs collected by Giuliana Gattoni, a freelance ballet and opera critic in Toronto in the 1980s and early 1990s. Most of the photographs are of Canadian Opera Company productions. The file also includes some photographs of Canadian musicians, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and some photographs of festivals in Italy, including the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto and some performances at the Arena Sferisterio in Macerata.

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Box 2

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