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Filippo Peroni Takes Centre Stage at Il Foyer

   

Serious opera fans will immediately recognize – and thrill at the sight of – the original sketches by Filippo Peroni (1809–1878) that decorate the walls of the cosy Il Camino Room in Il Foyer at Four Seasons Hotel Milano.

Once the sacristy of the convent church, it’s now a favourite meeting place before or after performances at Teatro alla Scala, where Peroni was chief set designer and costumer from 1849 to 1867. About 600 of his sketches survived, including the collection at Four Seasons.