La Scala's online concert and recital events for February and March 2021
The Recital calendar sees the return of tenor Vittorio Grigolo on Monday 22 February accompanied by Vincent Scalera in a programme of opera arias and songs from Donizetti and Verdi to Gounod, Massenet and Tosti. As with all the events, the streams are free and can be seen all over the world.
On Sunday 7 March, Ludovic Tézier, accompanied by Helmut Deutsch, will perform an evening of Lieder and mélodies ranging from Schubert, Schumann and Liszt to Mozart, Ibert, Fauré and Berlioz.
On Sunday 14 March, Kate Lindsay will perform an evening of songs by Kurt Weill accompanied by Baptiste Trotignon.
The last recital in the current series will be with Aleksandra Kurzak with pianist Marek Ruszczynski and violist Tomasz Wabnic will perform a recital with music by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms and Tchaikovsky that will be broadcast on 4 April.
On 5 March, Myung-Whun Chung conducts the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala in Haydn's Trauersymphonie and Rossini's Stabat Mater with Eleonora Buratto, Veronica Simeoni, René Barbera and Andrea Mastroni: a concert that marks the return of the Teatro alla Scala Chorus conducted by Bruno Casoni.
Nicola Luisotti is on the podium on Wednesday 24 March for a concert dedicated to the Italian repertoire with the voices of Maria Agresta and Francesco Meli.
On Saturday 27 February, La Scala will host the winner of the 2019 Busoni Competition, Emanuil Ivanov, in a special concert, confirming its commitment to give online visibility to young talents penalised by restrictions caused by the pandemic: the programme will feature Busoni, Ravel and Scriabin.
Ivanov, born in 1998 in Bulgaria, is currently finishing his studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK.
Monday 22 February 2021 at 20.00 CET
from Il Duca d'alba
Inosservato, penetrava… Angelo casto e bel
from L'Elisir d'amore
Una furtiva lagrima
La donna è mobile
from Romeo et Juliette
Ah! leve-toi, soleil!
Instant charmant… En fermant les yeux
Toute mon âme est là!… Pourquoi me réveiller
È la solita storia del pastore “Il lamento di Federico”
La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
E lucevan le stelle
Ernesto De Curtis
Non ti scordar di me
Francesco Paolo Tosti
Ernesto De Curtis
Ti voglio tanto bene
O paese d' ‘o sole
Top photo: Vittorio Grigolo, photo by Brescia e Amisano ©Teatro alla Scala
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