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MilanDon PasqualeNew Production

Ambrogio Maestri (Don Pasquale) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Riccardo Chailly; Davide Livermore; Teatro alla Scala; Giò Forma; Gianluca Falaschi; Ambrogio Maestri; Rosa Feola

MilanFrancesca da RiminiNew Production

Maria José Siri (Francesca) and Marcelo Puente (Paolo) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini
Fabio Luisi; David Pountney; Teatro alla Scala; Leslie Travers; Marie-Jeanne Lecca; Maria José Siri; Marcelo Puente

MilanBeethoven & Bernstein

Bernstein, Beethoven
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Jader Bignamini; Emanuele Arciuli

MilanBernstein, Beethoven

Bernstein, Beethoven
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Jader Bignamini; Emanuele Arciuli

CremonaXVII Century Opera prologues

© Julien Mignot
Monteverdi, Caccini, Cavalli, Rossi, Castello, Ferrari, Cesti, Stradella, Scarlatti
Enrico Onofri; Il Pomo d'Oro; Francesca Aspromonte

MilanOmaggio a Leonard Bernstein

Copland, Bernstein, Sollima, Barber
Wilson Hermanto; Cameristi della Scala; Francesco Manara; Giovanni Sollima; Fabrizio Meloni
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I Lombardi alla prima crociata returns to Turin after 93 years

Angela Meade (Giselda, different performance) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio Torino
The director presents the story clearly enough, but apart from that, there is not much going for this production.
***11
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A study in black and terror in Naples

Natalia Kreslina (Katerina) © Luciano Romano
Many scenes could risk to be particularly disturbing,  but their overt brutality appeared functional, to the structure of the drama. A dark, gloomy story as unambiguously told as it should be.
****1
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Francesca da Rimini returns to La Scala

Maria José Siri (Francesca) and Marcelo Puente (Paolo) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The use in the score of ancient musical instruments is what differentiates this work: pifferi, a lute, a “viola pomposa” give this work a distinctive flavour.
****1
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Orlando furioso as Baroque extravaganza in Venice

Sonia Prina (Orlando) © Festival della Valle d’Itria di Martina Franca
Ceresa’s flamboyant production from the Festival della Valle d’Itria is revived in Venice with a strong cast under the baton of Diego Fasolis.
****1
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An eye-popping Tosca in Rome

Svetlana Kasyan (Tosca) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Alessandro Talevi's gorgeous staging recreates Tosca as it might have been seen at its 1900 première. 
****1
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Opera as circus: a controversial Cav & Pag in Rome

Carmela Remigio (Nedda) and Fabio Sartori (Canio) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Pippo Delbono, an advocate of experimental theatre, tests the audience's patience at Opera di Roma, masking some enjoyable musical performances.
**111
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