According to a report online in Paris Match, Benjamin Millepied is on the verge of leaving the Paris Opera Ballet. He took up the position as head of one of the world’s most celebrated ballet companies just over a year ago, saying that he would shake it up a little, bringing also a little Hollywood glamour with his actress wife, Natalie Portman.His arrival was controversial … [Read more...] about Benjamin Millepied to leave Paris Opera Ballet… Is La Scala the new POB?
“After the Palais Garnier in 1875 and the Opéra Bastille in 1989, the Paris Opera has decided to build its 3e Scène (3rd stage) in the digital world.”That explosive statement comes from a new website, created by the Paris Opera, which will go live on 15 September. But how can a website and your pc screen compete with Charles Garnier’s opera house? Well, it will not be … [Read more...] about Paris Opera introduces an exciting digital project 3e Scène – 3rd stage
A few months ago, I was contacted by the BBC about an upcoming Peter Day's World of Business episode, which was to take a look at opera funding. They could hardly do such a programme – which also goes out globally on the BBC World Service and is one of the broadcaster’s most popular podcasts – without visiting opera’s home, Italy. Which opera house was best to feature, they … [Read more...] about The BBC interviews Rome Opera’s chief: It was like a war
Social media is revolutionising how theatres and their artists communicate with audiences and fans. Teatro alla Scala, which has an august, though often severe, reputation is, surprisingly, emerging as one of the top players in social networking. It had some catching up to do. The Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera opened their Twitter accounts at the beginning of … [Read more...] about @teatroallascala – the world’s most famous theatre goes digital
After a meeting this morning of La Scala's board of directors, the future of Alexander Pereira at Milan's Opera House remains uncertain. Within a week we will make our decision, said Giuliano Pisapia, Milan's Mayor and also head of the board.Pereira should take over from Stéphane Lissner as sovrintendente of La Scala in October, but his appointment was questioned after it … [Read more...] about Pereira’s future at La Scala in doubt, but the budget is in order