Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Milan

Duomo di Milano © Mark Pullinger
Duomo di Milano
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MilanHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Marc Albrecht; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Teatro alla Scala; Julian Crouch; Kevin Pollard; Anna-Doris Capitelli; Francesca Manzo

MilanTamerlano

Handel: Tamerlano
Diego Fasolis; Davide Livermore; Teatro alla Scala; Mariana Fracasso; Maria Grazia Schiavo; Franco Fagioli

MilanOnegin

Tchaikovsky: Onegin
John Cranko; Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company; Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra

MilanDer Freischütz

Weber: Der Freischütz
Myung-Whun Chung; Matthias Hartmann; Teatro alla Scala; Raimund Orfeo Voigt; Julia Kleiter; Eva Liebau; Michael König
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II © Mark Pullinger
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Domingo returns to La Scala in Tamerlano

Director Davide Livermore updates the plot to the period of the Russian Revolution, October 1917, a far echo of that turning point in 1403 when the Ottoman sultan Bajazet was defeated by the Tartar Timburlaine.
*****
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A touch of magic realism to Hänsel und Gretel

Bechtolf's seductively imaginative staging consists in a flat pack fairytale world full of surprises that delight like the contents of a pop up book.
*****
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Highly uplifting Missa solemnis at La Scala

The conductor favours measured tempi and unfussy direction, allowing the work to stand mountain-like as an expression of its own intrinsic magnificence.
*****
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Strehler's dreamy Entführung returns to La Scala

Zubin Mehta brings a great deal of class to most things he conducts at La Scala, and here his bright account of Mozart's score was a joy. 
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Castello Sforzesco © Jakub Hałun | Wikimedia Commons
Castello Sforzesco
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