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

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MilanProgetto Händel

Handel: Handel Project (Progetto Händel)
Mauro Bigonzetti; Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company; Carlo Cerri; Helena Medeiros; Svetlana Zakharova; Roberto Bolle

MilanMozart e Mahler

Mozart, Mahler
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Xian Zhang; Carina Vinke; Lorenzo Decaro

MilanDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Paavo Järvi; Robert Carsen; Teatro alla Scala; Michael Levine; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Thomas Hampson; Hanna-Elisabeth Müller


Mahler: Symphony no. 7
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Xian Zhang

MilanRené Pape

Schubert, Schumann, Wolf
René Pape; Camillo Radicke

MilanLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Evelino Pidò; Franco Zeffirelli; Teatro alla Scala; Piero Tosi; Sonya Yoncheva; Ailyn Pérez
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Progetto Handel

Teatro alla Scala ballet is definitely on the rise. Bigonzetti creates Progetto Händel on Zakharova and Bolle, prompting a standing ovation of almost 20 minutes  
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Don Giovanni as “unlimited myth” at La Scala

Robert Carsen's Don Giovanni cannot burn in a hell in which he does not believe. 
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La Valse / Symphony in C / Sheherazade

The Scala Ballet performs a daring triple bill this Spring, showcasing young Italian choreographers alongside one of Balanchine's masterpieces, Symphony in C.
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Thieving Magpie doesn’t quite take flight at La Scala

La gazza ladra celebrates its 200th anniversary with a new production at La Scala, an earthbound effort from director Gabriele Salvatores, but it was Riccardo Chailly who drew the wrath of sections of the Milanese audience. 
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A glorious Meistersinger at La Scala

Daniele Gatti is the winner of the night, managing to draw an astounding outcome from a far from ideal cast.
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Netrebko returns to La traviata at La Scala

Netrebko's Violetta is now fuller in body and voice than in her former incarnation. Goodbye to the fresh-faced damsel we saw in Salzburg; hello to a larger-than-life courtesan in her twilight years.
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