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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Milan

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MilanHandel Semele

Handel Semele
Handel: Semele
Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Thomas Guthrie; Louise Alder; Lucile Richardot; Gianluca Buratto; Hugo Hymas


Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Ensemble laBarocca; Vocal ensemble laBarocca; Coro di Voci Bianche de laVerdi

MilanManon LescautNew Production

Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Riccardo Chailly; David Pountney; Teatro alla Scala; Leslie Travers; Marie-Jeanne Lecca; Maria José Siri; Marcelo Álvarez

MilanWoolf Works

Richter: Woolf Works
Wayne McGregor; Teatro alla Scala; Koen Kessels; Moritz Junge; Alessandra Ferri; Federico Bonelli
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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.
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Gergiev conducts a grandiose Khovanshchina at La Scala

Evgenia Muraveva (Emma) and Mikhail Petrenko (Khovansky) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
In Khovanshchina, even more so than in Boris Godunov, the chorus is the chief protagonist and the La Scala chorus was truly astonishing.
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Elegance and finesse: Marianne Crebassa in recital at La Scala

Marianne Crebassa © Simon Fowler | Warner Classics
The performance of the young French mezzo-soprano was admired more for its correctness than for its seductiveness.
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Crystal-like dismay in Preljocaj's Winterreise for La Scala

S. Ballone, M. Agostino, C. Fiandra and A. Riso in La Scala Ballet's Winterreise © Brescia e Amisano
The long-awaited first creation of the Franco-Albanian choreographer for La Scala Ballet Company inexplicably fails to resonate emotionally with Schubert's masterpiece.
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