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5 Stars You Can’t Miss At Teatro Alla Scala’s 2018-19 Season
Every year, one superstar rises above the rest to become one the centerpieces of a particular Teatro alla Scala season. This season, OperaWire pointed out five major artists that are poised to make high profile debuts or returns or headline major productions that are sure to see their profiles surge. Saioa Herenandez The Spanish soprano is set to make her Teatro alla Scala debut as well as her role debut…
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Ildar Abdrazakov, Plácido Domingo & Maria José Siri Lead Teatro Alla Scala’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of new productions and operatic classics. The season will once again include a number of Italian operas continuing the theater's initiative to bring back Italian opera. Here is a look! Productions  The season opens with a new production of Verdi's "Attila" starring Ildar Abdrazakov. David Livermore directs the new production which also stars Saioa Hernandez, Fabio Sartori, and …
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Cecilia Bartoli To Return To The Teatro Alla Scala
Cecilia Bartoli will return to the Teatro alla Scala for a three-year Baroque music collaboration. According to the AP, Bartoli said, "Baroque Music is somewhat forgotten in Italy. We live in Baroque cities. We breathe Baroque in Italy. For this I say it is interesting to bring back to light compositions and authors of Baroque operas.” The Baroque program will begins in 2019 with Handel’s “Giulio Cesare in Egitto,” followed…
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María José Siri To Headline New ‘Francesca Da Rimini’ At La Scala
On April 15, 2018, María José Siri will make her role debut in the title role of Zandonai’s "Francesca da Rimini" at the Teatro alla Scala. The soprano will headline a new production by David Pountney, which is set to be conducted by Maestro Fabio Luisi and will also star Marcelo Puente as Paolo il Bello, Gabriele Viviani as Giovanni lo Sciancato, Luciano Ganci as Malatestino dall’Occhio, and Alisa Kolosova…
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Ildar Abdrazakov To Open 2018-19 Teatro Alla Scala Season
Ildar Abdrazakov will open the 2018-19 Teatro alla Scala season. La Stagione announced the news in a monthly opera calendar. The opera will be directed by Davide Livermore, who will be directing a new production of "Don Pasquale" at La Scala this season, and will be conducted by Riccardo Chailly. According to the article, Sonya Yoncheva is rumored to be singing the role of Odabella, but nothing has been confirmed.…
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Teatro Alla Scala Announces 2018 Season Opener
The Teatro alla Scala Scala will open its 2018-19 season with Verdi's "Attila." According to Platea Magazine, Alexander Perriera, the company's General Manager, has set up the Verdi opera for a new production on Dec. 7, 2018. "Attila" follows a line of Italian operas including "Giovanna d´Arco" in 2015 with Anna Netrebko, "Madama Butterfly" in 2016 with María José Siri and Andrea Chénier in 2017 with Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov.…
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How To Watch Opening Night At Teatro Alla Scala
Today is opening night at the Teatro alla Scala and as every year the opera is scheduled to be streamed on the radio, broadcast on television and streamed to cinemas. So how can audiences tune to into the event? Here is how! For Italian audiences RAi 1 will showcase the video recording beginning at 17:45  Italian time while RAI 3 and RSI will stream the opera on radio. Klassikraadio will also showcase…
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Conductor Zubin Mehta On Leave Of Rest Due To Shoulder Operation
Milan’s Teatro alla Scala has announced that conductor Zubin Mehta will be taking a break to rest due to a shoulder operation. He is expected to be on leave for at least three months, requiring La Scala to revise its lineup while he recovers. Conducting a concert of waltzes will instead be Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck, the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Covering for Mehta in performances of…
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Q&A: María José Siri On ‘Madama Butterfly,’ Verismo & Verdi
Over the past year, María José Siri's career has skyrocketed from opening the Teatro alla Scala in a new production of "Madama Butterfly" to premiering a new production of "Manon Lescaut" at the Teatro Regio di Torino. This past month she was also called to make another high-profile opening at the Vienna State Opera in "Il Trovatore." Since then she has been in demand around the world from the Arena…
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C Major Announces New Plácido Domingo DVD Release
C Major has announced the release of Verdi's "I Due Foscari" with Plácido Domingo from the Teatro alla Scala. The new release stars Francesco Meli and Anna Pirozzi and is conducted by Michele Mariotti. Staged by Alvis Hermanis, the production received rave reviews when it premiered in 2016. The Financial Times wrote, "Plácido Domingo is the definitive Francesco of recent times" and also noted that Pirozzi "wins hearts and minds through…