Attila opens La Scala’s 2018-2019 Season and runs from 11 December 2018 to 8 January 2019.CREATIVE TEAMConductor - Riccardo Chailly Staging - Davide Livermore Sets - Giò Forma Costumes - Gianluca Falaschi Lights - Antonio Castro Video - D-wokCASTAttila - Ildar Abdrazakov Odabella - Saioa Hernández Ezio - George Petean Foresto - Fabio Sartori Uldino - Francesco … [Read more...] about Photo Album: first look at La Scala’s new Attila with Ildar Abdrazakov
Is there anything that Ildar Abdrazakov cannot do with his voice? In a programme that began with Giordani (Caro mio ben) and finished with Rachmaninov (Spring Waters) he visited coloratura and patter songs, sang the longest of phrases, and displayed the most extraordinarily dulcet pianissimi contrasting with laser-sharp fortissimi. And although it was all so (ostensibly) … [Read more...] about Ildar Abdrazakov – the man with the perfect technique?
OPERA SEASON 2018 - 2019La Scala announced its 2018-2019 Opera season today with 15 titles, nine of which are new productions, and two are La Scala premieres.At the heart of the season remains the Italian repertoire, continuing with the cycle of works of Verdi, Puccini, Verismo (which will return in 2020 with Giordano’s Fedora and Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re), and the … [Read more...] about La Scala, Milan: Opera and Recital Season 2018 – 2019
A pleasing new season at La Scala seems to tick all the right boxes, with half the programming dedicated to the Italian repertoire, some rarities, important international operas and a world premiere. The season will also mark the 40th Anniversary of Riccardo Chailly’s collaboration with the theatre, and the 95th birthday of Franco Zeffirelli.The 2017-2018 Season kicks … [Read more...] about La Scala, Milan: Opera and Recital Season 2017 – 2018
Why don’t more singers use the full dynamic potential of their voices? Ildar Abdrazakov’s recital at La Scala was a lesson in dynamic contrast, bewitching his audience with long-held and perfectly controlled wisps of sound, and then thrilling them with full throttle blasts coloured by his fine bass timbre. Add to that his beautiful phrasing, superbly enunciated Italian and … [Read more...] about Ildar Abdrazakov’s La Scala recital – the power of pianissimi