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Teatro Alla Scala 2017-18 Review – Il Pirata
Performances of Bellini’s melodrama, “Il Pirata,” at the Teatro alla Scala have, over the years, been few and far between. Originally written for the theatre in 1827, and starring the celebrated soprano, Henriette Méric-Lalande as Imogene and the famous tenor Giovanni Battista Rubini as Gualtiero, it was roundly deemed to be a success, and quickly received two revivals, one in 1830 and the other in 1840. It had, however, to…
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Anna Netrebko To Sing Iconic Role In 2019-20 At La Scala
Anna Netrebko is set to open the Teatro alla Scala during the 2019-20 season. According to La Reppublica, the soprano will return to the theater in a new production of Puccini's "Tosca" alongside Luca Salsi with whom she worked with on "Andrea Chénier" and "Aida" in Salzburg. Riccardo Chailly will conduct the production. The news comes after La Scala announced its 2018-19 season, which will see Netrebko surprisingly absent after…
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Jonas Kaufmann Reveals New La Scala Project For 2020
Jonas Kaufmann has revealed that he will perform in “Fedora” in 2020 at La Scala. The tenor unveiled the information in an interview with Corriere della Sera. “In 2020, I will return for a beautiful project, a rarely performed Italian opera, Giordano’s ‘Fedora,’” he noted. In the interview, Kaufmann added that he does not have many projects in Italy, though there is a concert at Reggia di Castera in August with…
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The King Of Nine Debuts – Rene Barbera On His Season Of Debuts & Bel Canto
Nine house debuts in one season. That’s a pretty daunting task for any artist, especially when considering the pressures that come with each individual one of those contrasting environments. But imagine making those house debuts while making role debuts. It’s one thing to try out a new opera in a familiar place, but to do it where you have no idea how your voice will work? That’s tough. It’s what…
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Teatro Alla Scala 2017-18 Opening Night- Anna Netrebko’s History at La Scala
On Dec. 7 Anna Netrebko returns to the Teatro alla Scala opening the season for the third time. This time the soprano will make her role debut in Giordano's "Andrea Chénier" in a production by Mario Martone. It will also mark her third role debut of the year following successful first time showcases in the title role of "Aida" at Salzburg and "Adriana Lecouvreur" at the Mariinsky Theatre. In celebration of…
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Three Major Accomplishments of Conductor Daniel Barenboim in the Opera World
Daniel Barenboim, born on Nov. 15, 1942, is one of the world’s greatest conductors. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he would go to become a child prodigy as a pianist, taking on conducting in later years. Nowadays he is well-regarded for his wide-ranging musicianship, which has undoubtedly extended into the world of opera. His opera conducting debut came in 1973 at the Edinburgh Festival with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and he…
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Weekend Preview – International (9/15-17): Irina Lungu and Lawrence Brownlee Headline Liceu’s Opening Night
This weekend, a number of productions continue runs all over the world with many of the biggest stars singing. Check out what companies have to offer. Austria  At the Vienna State Opera, Carlos Álvarez and Dorothea Röschmann continue their run of "Le Nozze di Figaro" on Friday while on Sunday audiences get another chance at "Chowanschtschina" with Ferruccio Furlanetto. On Saturday, however, "Salome" will be shown with Gun-Brit Barkmin and Zeljko Lučić.…
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Triple Bill of Broadcasts on Saturday Include ‘Don Carlo,’ ‘Nabucco’ From Verona
It’s going to be a busy day for opera lovers this Saturday with three major showcases on a television. First up is a performance of “Don Carlo” from La Scala starring Ferruccio Furlanetto, Stuart Neil, Dalibor Jenis, Anatolij Kotscherga, Fiorenza Celodins, and Dolora Zajick on RAI Cinque. The showcase kicks off at 4 p.m. in Europe. The performance was conducted by Daniele Gatti. At 8 p.m., Euro audiences can check…
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The 6 Most Exciting Productions Of La Scala’s 2017-18 Season
La Scala’s 2017-18 season was announced on Wednesday. As with every major season announcement, there is no doubt that some productions resonate more than others among the legendary house’s upcoming offerings. Here are our most hotly anticipated productions of 2017-18. Andrea Chénier  There is no doubt that anything Anna Netrebko touches these days almost always turns to gold. And we can’t wait to hear the soprano take on the glorious melodies…
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Teatro alla Scala Preview 2016-17 Season: Ailyn Pérez and Anna Netrebko Tackle Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’
This week the Teatro alla Scala will revive the 1990 Liliana Cavani production of Verdi's "La Traviata." The production returns after DmItri Tcherniakov's 2013 staGing failed to please Scala audiences. This time the Cavani production will be sung by two leading sopranos. First Ailyn Pérez will bring her acclaimed Violetta to the theater. Perez has performed the role around the world at the Royal Opera, Bayerische Staatsopers, Deutsche Oper Berlin…