Milan

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Callas, Carlo and a new Etoile at La Scala

Hot topings at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. As Verdi’s Don Carlo, the big event of the season opening, is being rehearsed, we learn of the defection of René Pape in the role of Filippo II. He is replaced by Michele Pertusi (as is Ekaterina Semenchuk in the role of Eboli by Veronica Simeoni on 30 […]

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Milan’s La Scala gets even bigger!

Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, the temple of opera and the most famous opera house in the world along with the Palais Garnier, has just been given new spaces. As part of the overall reorganisation project, which began in the 2000s with the restoration and extension of the eighteenth-century hall, a new tower has just been […]

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The days of Stéphane Lissner and Dominique Meyer are numbered

The Italian Council of Ministers and its far-right president Giorgia Meloni have passed a decree banning foreign superintendents of the country’s opera and symphony foundations from holding office past the age of 70, effective 10 June. In the firing line is Frenchman Stéphane Lissner, former director of La Scala in Milan and the Opéra national […]

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Riccardo will not be conducting the masked ball

Due to an illness that has prevented him from taking part in rehearsals, Maestro Riccardo Chailly, Music Director of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, will not be conducting the performances of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera on the prestigious Italian stage scheduled for 4 to 22 May 2022. In the pit, Nicola Luisotti and Giampaolo […]

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Postponed La Bayadère at La Scala in Milan

After detecting some cases of Covid within the corps de ballet, La Scala in Milan has been forced to postpone the opening of its dance season by a few days. The performances of La Bayadère that should have taken place on 15 and 17 December 2021 have been postponed to 12 and 13 January 2022. […]

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Musical stay in Milan: Macbeth and La Bayadère from 15 to 18 December

For all lyrical art amateur, assisting once to a performance at Teatro alla Scala of Milan is a dream, a mandatory step. With this stay, M&O offers you an exclusive immersion with performances which will be heard for a long time: a performance of Verdi’s Macbeth conducted by Riccardo Chailly with – among others – […]