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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Milan

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MilanAttilaNew Production

Ildar Abdrazakov (Attila) © Teatro alla Scala | Brescia e Amisano
Verdi: Attila
Riccardo Chailly; Davide Livermore; Teatro alla Scala; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Ildar Abdrazakov; Saioa Hernández

MilanBalanchine's The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
George Balanchine; Teatro alla Scala; Michail Jurowski; Margherita Palli; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala

MilanLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Myung-whun Chung; Liliana Cavani; Teatro alla Scala; Dante Ferretti; Gabriella Pescucci; Marina Rebeka; Sonya Yoncheva

MilanChristian Gerhaher

Schubert: Winterreise (W. Müller), D.911
Christian Gerhaher; Gerold Huber
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Saoia Hernández wins La Scala hearts in Attila

Ildar Abdrazakov (Attila) © Teatro alla Scala | Brescia e Amisano
Outstanding vocal and orchestral performances light up La Scala's season opener, matched to a conservative but visually arresting staging from Davide Livermore.
****1
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Beckett at La Scala: world première of Kurtág's Fin de partie

Leigh Melrose (Clov) and Frode Olsen (Hamm) © Ruth Walz | Teatro alla Scala
Never before has human impotence been so cruelly portrayed on stage.
****1
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Lorenzo Viotti debuts with the Filarmonica della Scala

Lorenzo Viotti © Brescia e Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Viotti will return to La Scala to conduct Gounod's Roméo et Juliette in 2020. The programme this time round gave an indication of some of the positive qualities to expect. It also warned of some potential pitfalls.
****1
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Mozart’s early masterpiece charms at La Scala

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Sandrina) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Diego Fasolis leads a period performance of Mozart’s early masterpiece with a strong cast and a clever production.
****1
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