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Teatro alla Scala, Milan

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Via Filodrammatici, 2
Milan, 20121 Italy
www.teatroallascala.org

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The Teatro alla Scala was founded, under the auspices of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, to replace the Royal Ducal Theatre, which was destroyed by fire on 26 February 1776 and had until then been the home of opera in Milan. The cost of building the new theatre was borne by the owners of the boxes at the Ducal, in exchange for possession of the land on which stood the church of Santa Maria alla Scala (hence the name) and for renewed ownership of their boxes. Designed by the great neoclassical architect Giuseppe Piermarini, La Scala opened on 3 August 1778 with Antonio Salieri’s opera L’Europa riconosciuta, to a libretto by Mattia Verazi.

 

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January 2018

Andrea Chénier by Giordano @Teatro alla Scala, Milan

January 5 - February 3
Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Via Filodrammatici, 2
Milan, 20121 Italy
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 Teatro alla Scala, or simply la Scala will be staging a new production by Italian Film director Mario Martone of Andrea Chenier, by Umberto Giordano starring the husband and wife team of Yusif Eyvazov and Anna Netrebko. The performance will be conducted by Riccardo Chailly.   La Scala was where this opera premiered in 1896. The opera is set in Paris during the French Revolution and loosely follows the life of Andrea Chenier.      

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February 2018

Die Fledermaus by Strauss @Teatro alla Scala, Milan – First Performance – ongoing

February 4 - February 11
Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Via Filodrammatici, 2
Milan, 20121 Italy
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This is the very first performance of the work at the Teatro alla Scala.. Not a simple operetta: Die Fledermaus, composed in 1874 by Johann Strauss, is rather the overcoming of a genre than its continuation and represents an authentic cornerstone of 19th century musical theatre. Die Fledermaus will be on stage for eight performances between 19 January and 11 February 2018 under the direction of Cornelius Meister (in place of Zubin Mehta, who had strongly wanted this project but had…

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Simon Boccanegra by Verdi @Teatro alla Scala, Milan

February 8 - March 4
Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Via Filodrammatici, 2
Milan, 20121 Italy
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This production of Verdi’s masterpiece by Federico Tiezzi has found new artistic energy under the baton of Myung-whun Chung, meeting with great success at La Scala, as well as on tour at the Bolshoi and in China. The conductor’s multifaceted sensibility evokes a powerful emotive charge through the lyrical abandon, bitterness and suggestive musical landscape of the score, playing on the strength of an ideal cast, where Leo Nucci’s regal authority is accompanied by the noble Amelia, played by Krassimira…

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Orphée et Eurydice by Gluck @Teatro alla Scala, Milan

February 24 - March 17
Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Via Filodrammatici, 2
Milan, 20121 Italy
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While La Scala has hosted many illustrious productions of Orfeo ed Euridice – from that of Furtwängler with Fedora Barbieri as protagonist, to the one conducted by Riccardo Muti and directed by Roberto de Simone –, this year, for the first time ever, the opera will be staged in its full-length version in French dating to 1774. Produced for Covent Garden by director John Fulljames and choreographer Hofesh Shechter, in this version the orchestra literally takes centre stage. Featuring Juan Diego Flórez,…

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April 2018

Don Pasquale by Donizetti @Teatro alla Scala, Milan

April 3 - May 4
Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Via Filodrammatici, 2
Milan, 20121 Italy
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Following a season-opening production in the tradition of Verismo, Musical Director Riccardo Chailly continues his journey through the Italian repertoire. After last year’s La gazza ladra by Rossini, it’s the turn of Donizetti’s first work: Don Pasquale returns to La Scala in a new production signed by Davide Livermore. Thus the Theatre keeps on its course of promoting Italy’s greatest directors by giving space to an innovative, yet always respectful, reinterpretation of musical values. Led by the charismatic protagonist Ambrogio Maestri, the production stars Rosa…

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Francesca da Rimini by Zandonai @Teatro alla Scala, Milan

April 15 - May 13
Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Via Filodrammatici, 2
Milan, 20121 Italy
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Absent from La Scala since 1959, when Gianandrea Gavazzeni directed Magda Olivero and Mario del Monaco in the lead roles, D’Annunzio’s enthralling tale of passion and jealousy – written as a tribute to Dante and put to music by Zandonai –, comes back to life in a new production by David Pountney. On the podium, Fabio Luisi, a staunch fan of this distinctive score, ably draws out both its aspects of Verismo and the refinement of the twentieth century. In the lead…

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May 2018

Aida by Verdi @Teatro alla Scala, Milan

May 8 - June 3
Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Via Filodrammatici, 2
Milan, 20121 Italy
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In celebration of Franco Zeffirelli’s 95th birthday, La Scala presents his legendary production from 1963 with the masterly painted scenes by Lila de Nobili. On the podium, Nello Santi, one of the greatest Verdi interpreters of today, drawing on the lessons of Toscanini and on his own longstanding experience in the world’s greatest theatres. As Aida, Krassimira Stoyanova sings her third Verdi role at La Scala after Amelia and Elisabeth of Valois, while the part of Radamès is interpreted in…

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June 2018

Fierrabras by Schubert @Teatro alla Scala, Milan

June 5 - June 30
Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Via Filodrammatici, 2
Milan, 20121 Italy
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Long neglected, in recent years Franz Schubert’s operatic production has garnered new support from many, and above all, from Claudio Abbado. The heroic-romantic work Fierrabras is set in the era of the Charlemagne's expedition to Spain, which set out to reclaim the relics taken by the Moors. For his return to La Scala, Daniel Harding guides an exceptional cast – starring Dorothea Röschmann, Anett Fritsch, Markus Werba and Bernard Richter – through this work of awe-inspiring beauty, while the fairytale atmosphere of…

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Fidelio by Beethoven @Teatro alla Scala, Milan

June 18 - July 7
Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Via Filodrammatici, 2
Milan, 20121 Italy
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Beethoven's hymn to love and freedom returns to the stage in the majestic, essential production created by Deborah Warner for Daniel Barenboim’s last season-opening spectacle at La Scala in 2014. In 2018 Myung-whun Chung will tackle for the first time Beethoven’s masterpiece, which for him has always represented the link between music and the values of humanism. Simone Schneider sings Leonore alongside Stuart Skelton – one of the world’s most respected heroic tenors of our time – in the role…

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Il Pirata by Bellini @Teatro alla Scala, Milan

June 29 - July 19
Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Via Filodrammatici, 2
Milan, 20121 Italy
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With Il Pirata, Vincenzo Bellini made his début at La Scala in 1827, setting the scene for a long collaboration with librettist Felice Romani. Dating to 1958, the last staging of Il Pirata at La Scala featured Maria Callas as the protagonist. Today, the forbidding part of Imogene is sung by Sonya Yoncheva, no doubt the most acclaimed soprano for this repertoire, under the baton of Riccardo Frizza. The stage direction is entrusted to Emilio Sagi, internationally known for his stagings of…

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