Ciao Bella: Madame X in the Italian daily newspapers today
Madame X is all over the daily Italian press this morning, with beautifully illustrated stories – often full page ones – reporting from what looks to be a panel interview for the launch of the new album at a mysterious private club in London.
Italian fans can find Madame X on the pages of la Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, Il Giornale, il Messaggero and the three variations of Quotidiano Nazionale (Il Giorno, La Nazione, Il Resto del Carlino).
All the articles point out the political strenght of the new album as well as the importance of Madonna‘s love affair with Portugal. Three main topics stand out in the interview: Madonna’s unaccomplished wish to bring her Madame X Tour to Italy and perfom at La Scala opera house in Milan (“they don’t want people like me to perform there,” she explains, if our attemp to translate the article back into English is faithful to her original words), the reason why Madonna’s lips are sewn in the album cover (a reference to the image of her mother‘s lips sealed in the casket at the funeral, “in that photo I have dark hair to look like her“), and the inspiration behind Ciao Bella, the third bonus track of the deluxe edition of the Madame X CD (“it’s a homage to Bella Ciao, the Partigiani – the members of the Italian resistance in World War II – song“).
While you can read only a couple of the articles online without being a subscriber, all the newspapers are available today in the Italian newsstands.