Luigi Nono’s opera Intolleranza 1960, premiered at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1961, defiantly broke with traditional notions of opera at the time. The depiction of physical and institutional violence against people, the expansion of the stage space by slide projections, and sounds coming from loudspeakers as well as a music that expressed constant unrest and protest provoked audiences into taking a stance against oppression and injustice. The work caused a scandal at the time of the premiere, but has since established itself as an opera that articulates, through Nono’s music, a timeless human truth in a ringing tone of outrage.
"A Ringing Tone of Outrage: Luigi Nono‘s Intolleranza 1960,"
Music & Musical Performance:
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/mmp/vol1/iss4/5