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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Milan

Duomo di Milano © Mark Pullinger
Duomo di Milano
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MilanOrphée et Eurydice

Orphée et Eurydice
Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice
Michele Mariotti; John Fulljames; Teatro alla Scala; Conor Murphy; Juan Diego Flórez; Christiane Karg

MilanChailly conducts Mahler 3

Mahler: Symphony no. 3 in D minor
Filarmonica della Scala; Riccardo Chailly; Gerhild Romberger; Coro del Teatro alla Scala; Coro di voci bianche dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala

MilanSimon Boccanegra

Dmitry Belosselskiy (Fiesco) and Leo Nucci (Simon Boccanegra) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Myung-whun Chung; Federico Tiezzi; Teatro alla Scala; Pier Paolo Bisleri; Giovanna Buzzi; Leo Nucci; Krassimira Stoyanova

MilanDon PasqualeNew Production

Don Pasquale
Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Riccardo Chailly; Davide Livermore; Teatro alla Scala; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Ambrogio Maestri; Rosa Feola
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II © Mark Pullinger
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Chung's Simon Boccanegra is worth a watch

Dmitry Belosselskiy (Fiesco) and Leo Nucci (Simon Boccanegra) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
If Chung is sometimes hailed as the greatest living conductor of Verdi, here was a performance to support that claim.
***11
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Filarmonica della Scala soars in Brahms 2

Myung-whun Chung and Leonidas Kavakos © Silvia Lelli
With Chung on the podium, the Filarmonica played with a spontaneity that brought Brahms' restless music to life.
****1
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Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

Act 3, Die Fledermaus © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The Temple of Opera has opened its doors to operetta. For the first time the Teatro alla Scala is staging Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus.
***11
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Tradition triumphs at La Scala

Anna Netrebko (Maddalena) and Yusif Eyvazov (Andrea Chénier) © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The big season opener at La Scala offers few surprises in a traditional staging, although Yusif Eyvazov proved his worth in the title role. 
***11
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Castello Sforzesco © Jakub Hałun | Wikimedia Commons
Castello Sforzesco
© Jakub Hałun | Wikimedia Commons