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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Milan

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MilanAli Baba and the Forty Thieves (Alì Babà e i 40 ladroni)New Production

Francesca Manzo (Delia), Riccardo Della Sciucca (Nadir) and Chuan Wang (Calaf) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Cherubini: Ali Baba ou les Quarante Voleurs
Paolo Carignani; Liliana Cavani; Teatro alla Scala; Leila Fteita; Soloists of the Teatro alla Scala Academy; Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra; Emanuela Tagliavia

MilanJonas Kaufman, recital

Jonas Kaufman, recital
Jonas Kaufmann; Helmut Deutsch

MilanErnaniNew Production

Ernani
Verdi: Ernani
Ádám Fischer; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Teatro alla Scala; Julian Crouch; Kevin Pollard; Francesco Meli; Ailyn Pérez

MilanLa finta giardiniera

La finta giardiniera
Mozart: La finta giardiniera
Diego Fasolis; Frederic Wake-Walker; Teatro alla Scala; Antony McDonald; Krešimir Špicer; Hanna-Elisabeth Müller
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Cherubini's Ali Baba finally returns to La Scala

Francesca Manzo (Delia), Riccardo Della Sciucca (Nadir) and Chuan Wang (Calaf) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
A conventional plot retains few of the elements of its Arabian Nights original, but the Academy's young pupils display vocal mastery in Milan.

Sonya Yoncheva triumphs in Il pirata at La Scala

Sonya Yoncheva (Imogene) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Yoncheva passed the test in style, providing a scintillating delivery that drew feverish approval from the public.
****1
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No protests required: Deborah Warner's Fidelio returns to La Scala

Stuart Skelton (Florestan) and Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Chung's mastery of orchestral colour and texture came into its own, the brooding introduction to Act 2 making for a harrowingly apocalyptic representation of tyranny.
****1
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Mixed results as Fierrabras premieres at La Scala

Peter Sonn (Eginhard) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Harding's grasp of the work's architecture that provides overall coherence. That, combined with the pithy, pulsing core he forges at its heart, makes this performance as engaging as it is polished.
***11
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