Symphonic Programme 29, 30 September, 1 October 2014 Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala Conductor: Zubin MehtaFranz Joseph Haydn Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI:2 OratorioJulia Kleiter, soprano Peter Sonn, tenor Thomas E. Bauer, bass - baritone Chorus Master: Bruno Casoni 12, 14, 15 November 2014 Filarmonica della Scala Conductor and … [Read more...] about La Scala complete Symphonic and Recital programme: 2014 — 2015
Ok, the headline is a bit over the top, but the vocal recitals at La Scala have been having a spot of bad luck recently, especially seeing that there are only seven recitals each season.Just over a year ago Daniela Barcellona gave a concert postponed from January because of a 'sudden illness'. Diana Damrau, having moved a recital to 21 October 2012 because of illness, then … [Read more...] about The curse of the La Scala recital series? Barenboim bows out
To those who have witnessed Daniela Barcellona only on the operatic stage, it may come as a surprise to learn that she is a convincing and elegant artist on the recital platform. All images of striding mezzo soldiers are thrown aside when she enters dressed with understated chic: measured and controlled, as was her singing.On Monday night at Milan's La Scala … [Read more...] about Daniela Barcellona at La Scala: big girls can be sexy too!
A much-anticipated exchange between the Vienna Opera and Milan's Teatro alla Scala will go ahead despite earlier fears it might be cancelled because of a strike.Two unions at the Milan opera house - Cgil and Uil - had threatened to strike tomorrow, because of proposed changes to staff contracts announced earlier this year, thereby cancelling the performance by the Vienna … [Read more...] about Vienna Opera and La Scala exchange goes ahead tomorrow
The beautiful and technically demanding arias by Scarlatti constitute, surprisingly, the first recital disc by Italian mezzo Daniela Barcellona. If the record companies don't offer you a contract when you're fresh out of college it seems you need to sit back and be patient. Her début at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, which launched her career, was back in 1999.Well … [Read more...] about Daniela Barcellona sings Scarlatti