Teatro alla Scala to Honor Career of Bruna Baglioni

By David Salazar

The Teatro alla Scala will celebrate the career of Bruna Baglioni on Sept. 18, 2021.

Baglioni debuted on the famed stage in 1973 in a production of “Boris Godunov,” before breaking out a year later in “La Favorite.” She would become a frequent performer at La Scala, taking on such roles as Adalgisa in “Norma,” Santuzza in “Cavalleria Rusticana,” Burya in “Jenufa,” Ulrica in “Un Ballo in Maschera,” and Federica in “Luisa Miller.”

“I remember the unforgettable nights spent on that legendary stage, and even today crossing those doors I feel very excited and touched. I am realizing, that I was part of a golden era in the history of our melodrama, and I am proud to have been able to leave my mark on the glorious history of La Scala, this must be an example for all young people approaching this art and this difficult profession, to whom I try to encourage with my work as a teacher today. I hope to find again on this occasion the audience that gave me so much affection, and to be able to celebrate with them in the name of the music of our great composers,” Baglioni said in a press release.

In addition to her performances in Milan, the mezzo appeared on the most famous opera stages around the world including the Arena di Verona, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Hamburg Staatsoper, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera, among many others.

The event will be organized in tandem with “L’Opera – International Magazine,” and is curated by Giancarlo Landini and Sabino Lenoci. Audiences will also be able to stream the event free via l’Opera’s official website.