Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Sondra Radvanovsky, Roberto Alagna & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Teatro alla Scala’s 2021-22 Season

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credits: Michael Cooper / Dario Acosta / Sonya Yoncheva official website / © Gregor Hohenberg / Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Music Entertainment)

The Teatro alla Scala in Milan has announced its 2021-22 season, featuring some of the greatest performers in the world. Here is the full slate.


Anna Netrebko and Luca Salsi open the season in Verdi‘s “Macbeth” in a new production by Davide Livermore. The opera also stars Ildar Abdrazakov and Francesco Meli with Elena Guseva singing one performance as Lady Macbeth. Chiara Isotton, Iván Ayón Rivas, and Andrea Pellegrini round out the cast with Riccardo Chailly conducting.

Performance Dates: Dec. 7 – Dec. 29, 2021

Vincenzo Bellini‘s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” is set to star Marianne Crebassa in the role of Romeo, Lisette Oropesa as Giulietta, René Barbera as Tebaldo, Michele Pertusi as Lorenzo, and Jongmin Park as Cappelio. Evelino Pidò conducts the production by Adrian Noble.

Performance Dates: Jan. 18 – Feb. 2, 2022

Marina Rebeka sings the title role of Massenet‘s “Thaïs” alongside Ludovic Tézier and Francesco Demuro. Lorenzo Viotti conducts the production by Olivier Py.

Performance Dates: Feb. 10 – March 2, 2022

Tchaikovsky‘s “The Queen of Spades” stars Najmiddin Mavlyanov in the role of Hermann, and Asmik Grigorian and Elena Guseva as Liza. The cast also includes Roman Burdenko, Alexey Markov, Yevgeny Akimov, Olga Borodina, and Elena Maximova. Valery Gergiev conducts the production by Matthias Hartmann.

Performance Dates: Feb. 23 – March 15, 2022

Maria Agresta and Anna Netrebko share the title role in Cilea‘s “Adriana Lecouvreur.” The cast also includes Freddie De Tommaso and Yusif Eyvazov as Maurizio, Alessandro Corbelli and Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Alessandro Spina as Prince de Bouillon, and Anita Rachvelishvili and Elena Zhidkova as Princess de Bouillon. Carlo Bosi, Francesco Pittari, Caterina Sala, and Svetlina Stoyanova round out the cast with Giampaolo Bisanti conducting Sir David McVicar’s production.

Performance Dates: March 4 – 19, 2022

Mozart‘s “Don Giovanni” stars Hanna-Elisabeth Müller as Donna Anna, Emily D’Angelo as Donna Elvira, Alex Esposito as Leporello, and Christopher Maltman in the title role. The cast also includes Bernard Richter, Günther Groissböck, Jongmin Park, Andrea Carroll, and Fabio Capitanucci. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the production by Robert Carsen.

Performance Dates: March 27 – April 12, 2022

Richard Strauss‘ “Ariadne auf Naxos” is set to star Krassimira Stoyanova in the title role alongside Sophie Koch as Der Komponist, Stephen Gould as Bacchus, and Erin Morley as Zerbinetta. The cast is rounded out by Gregor Bloéb, Markus Werba, Norbert Ernst, Samuel Hasselhorn, Jinxu Xiahou, Jongmin Park, Pavel Kolgatin, Caterina Sala, Rachel Frenkel, and Olga Bezsmertna. Michael Boder conducts the production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf.

Performance Dates: April 15 – May 3, 2022

Francesco Meli, Sondra Radvanovsky, and Luca Salsi lead Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” in a cast that also includes Yulia Matochkina, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Federica Guida, Liviu Holender, Sorin Coliban, and Jongmin Park. Riccardo Chailly conducts the production by Marco Arturo Marelli.

Performance Dates: May 4 – 22, 2022

Sonya Yoncheva makes her role debut in the title role of Amilcare Ponchielli’s “La Gioconda.” The star soprano is joined by Daniela Barcellona, Erwin Schrott, Judit Kutasi, Fabio Sartori, Roberto Frontali, and Fabrizio Beggi. Frédéric Chaslin conducts the production by Davide Livermore.

Performance Dates: June 7 – 25, 2022

Verdi’s “Rigoletto” will spotlight Piero Pretti as Duca di Mantua, Nadine Sierra as Gilda, and Amartüvshin Enkhbat in the title role. The cast also includes Gianluca Buratto, Marina Viotti, and Fabrizio Beggi. Michele Gamba conducts the production by Mario Martone.

Performance Dates: June 20 – July 11, 2022

Domenico Cimarosa’s “Il Matrimonio Segreto” will showcase Soloists of the La Scala Academy. Ottavio Dantone conducts the production by Irina Brook.

Performance Dates: Sept. 7 – 22, 2022

Umberto Giordano‘s opera “Fedora” will star Sonya Yoncheva alongside Mariangela Sicilia as Countess Olga Sukarev, Roberto Alagna and Fabio Sartori as Loris Ipanov, and George Petean as De Siriex. Marco Armiliato conducts the production by Mario Martone.

Performance Dates: Oct. 15 – Nov. 3, 2022

Thomas Adès’ “The Tempest” will close the season with a cast that incudes Leigh Melrose, Audrey Luna, Frédéric Antoun, Isabel Leonard, Josh Lovell, Toby Spence, Robert Murray, Kevin Burdette, Owen Willetts, and Paul Grant. The composer will conduct the production by Robert Lepage.

Performance Dates: Nov. 5 – 18, 2022


Camilla Nylund performs Vier Lieder op. 27 by Richard Strauss. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts.

Performance Dates: Nov. 25 – 27, 2021

Plácido Domingo and Roberta Mantegna perform music by Thomas, Verdi, and Giordano. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Performance Date: Dec. 2, 2021

Michael Spyres will present works by Berlioz and Schubert in a Christmas concert. Alain Altinoglu conducts.

Performance Date: Dec. 18, 2021

Soprano Anna Prohaska and contralto Wiebke Lehmkuhl present Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. Riccardo Chailly conducts.

Performance Dates: March 30 – April 3, 2022


Ildar Abdrazakov will perform works by Mussorgsky and Sviridov alongside pianist Mzia Bachtouridze.

Performance Date: Nov. 12, 2021

Waltraud Meier and Günther Groissböck present works by Wolf, Mahler, Rott, and Bruckner alongside pianist Joseph Breinl.

Performance Date: Jan. 9, 2022

Ekaterina Semenchuk sings music by Mussorgsky and Glinka alongside pianist Semion Skigin.

Performance Date: Jan. 30, 2022

Ferruccio Furlanetto performs works by Brahms, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Massenet, and Verdi alongside pianist Natalia Sidorenko.

Performance Date: April 4, 2022

Juan Diego Flórez sings music by Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Massenet, and Gounod alongside pianist Vincenzo Scalera.

Performance Date: May 18, 2022

Anna Netrebko brings her Day and Night recital to La Scala. The evening will showcase the diva in works by Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Charpentier, Tchaikovsky, Leoncavallo, Fauré, Dvořák, Moore, and Offenbach. Malcolm Martineau will be at the piano with Elena Maximova and Giovanni Andrea Zanon as guest soloists.

Performance Date: May 27, 2022

Asmik Grigorian will present music by Rachmaninoff alongside pianist Lukas Geniusas.

Performance Date: Sep. 4, 2022