The concert programme includes some of the greatest living conductors. Riccardo Chailly will be on the podium for two evenings of the Symphony Season, Verdi’s Requiem in October, and the concert to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Arturo Toscanini on 25 March 1867. The Symphony Season also sees the return of Christoph von Dohnányi (who will also conduct the … [Read more...] about La Scala Recital and Concert Season 2016-2017 – full dates and interpreters
Ballet Season 2016-2017 Recital and Concert Season 2016-2017 The new season opens with another step along the path of Riccardo Chailly’s Puccini Project, Madama Butterfly, which will be directed by Alvis Hermanis (Die Soldaten and I due Foscari at La Scala) with Maria José Siri as Butterfly and Bryan Hymel as Pinkerton. It will use the original version of the opera … [Read more...] about La Scala Opera Season 2016-2017 – full dates and casts
On 7 December 2015, La Scala’s 2015-2016 Season opens with Giuseppe Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco, which had its premiere at La Scala on 15 February 1845, but hasn’t been staged at the Milanese theatre since 1865. Bringing back this opera after 150 years is part of the artistic and cultural line that will link the following seasons at La Scala. The new directors wish to revive … [Read more...] about Giovanna d’Arco – the background of La Scala’s latest production
So Riccardo Muti will be off to Salzburg next year to conduct Ernani but, unsurprisingly, he will not be in front of the Rome Opera Orchestra, as previously announced, but his Cherubini Youth Orchestra. After Muti's recent walkout in protest at the latest series of budget problems at the Rome Opera House, the Maestro may not have wanted to see the faces of those players for a … [Read more...] about Riccardo Muti snubs the Rome Opera Orchestra at Salzburg
4 December (Preview for young people), 7, 10, 13, 16, 20, 23 December 2014 Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio Conductor: Daniel Barenboim Director: Deborah Warner Sets and costumes: Chloe Obolensky Cast Anja Kampe, Mojca Erdmann, Klaus Florian Vogt, Falk Struckmann, PeterMattei, Kwangchul Youn, Florian Hoffmann Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala New production … [Read more...] about La Scala complete Opera casts and dates: 2014 – 2015
The great Italian ballet star Carla Fracci arrived at the opening of La Traviata at the Carlo Felice theatre in Genoa. Art and culture cannot die. We must do everything possible to help this theatre and the culture which nourishes mankind." This Traviata marks the reopening of Genoa's beautiful modern theatre after closures brought about by government cut-backs and, according … [Read more...] about Carla Fracci gives her benediction at the re-opening of the Carlo Felice theatre in Genoa.