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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Milan, Italy

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MilanInternationales Gastkonzert

Grieg, Mendelssohn
North West German Philharmonic; Yves Abel; Olga Kern

MilanAntonio Mormone International Prize - Final round

Beethoven, Fedele
Finalists of the Antonio Mormone International Prize, Piano

MilanAntonio Mormone International Prize - Final round

Beethoven, Fedele
Finalists of the Antonio Mormone International Prize, Piano

MilanAntonio Mormone International Prize - Final round

to be announced
Winner of the Antonio Mormone International Prize, Piano

MilanQuartett

Robin Adams and Allison Cook in Quartett © Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Francesconi: Quartett
Maxime Pascal; Àlex Ollé; Teatro alla Scala; Lluc Castells; Alfons Flores; Allison Cook; Robin Adams

MilanOssessione

Campogrande, Ravel
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Patrick Fournillier
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Libertine cynicism in music: Francesconi's Quartett at La Scala

Robin Adams and Allison Cook in Quartett © Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
After 76 performances in 17 theatres and seven different productions, Quartett returns to La Scala in the original sgating by Àlex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus and the Milan audience is once more captivated.
****1
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“Verdi's ugliest opera” returns to La Scala with mixed results

Lisette Oropesa (Amalia) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
In the role created for Jenny Lind, Lisette Oropesa, in her debut in the theater, shows her magnificent silvery voice, beautiful vibrato and impeccable colorature.
***11
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Korngold's Die tote Stadt at La Scala for the first time: a triumph

Die Tote Stadt, Teatro alla Scala © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The wealth of visual images displayed by director Graham Vick goes with the extraordinary richness of Korngold's music.
****1
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Ariadne in Milan: the director cannot find the thread

Ariadne auf Naxos © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Frederic Wake-Walker sticks to a vapid pop-parody that demeans the intellectual message of Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos.
***11
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Fluctuating around Virginia's tissues of the mind

Alessandra Ferri in I now/ I then © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Alessandra Ferri, the former La Scala Prima Ballerina Assoluta, makes her triumphant return to Milan as the moving incarnation of Virginia Woolf in Wayne McGregor's most mature, complete and striking piece to date.
*****
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Gardner and Levit invigorate the Filarmonica della Scala

Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Edward Gardner clearly has a thing for the Czechs. A month after he made his Royal Opera main-stage debut with Janáček's Katya Kabanova, here he was with the Filarmonica della Scala to conduct a strongly Czech programme.
****1
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