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Schubert's Fierrabras premieres at La Scala, with mixed results

By , 05 June 2018
***11
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A guilty pleasure: Zeffirelli's Aida at La Scala

By , 23 May 2018
****1
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Breaking with Verismo: Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini returns to La Scala

By , 15 April 2018
****1
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Don Pasquale, or, The Revenge of the Dead Mother

By , 03 April 2018
****1
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Chailly stuns La Scala with unbuttoned performance of Mahler's Third

By , 25 February 2018
*****
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Mourning becomes Orpheus: Gluck at La Scala

By , 24 February 2018
****1
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Myung-whun Chung's Simon Boccanegra is worth a watch at La Scala

By , 08 February 2018
***11
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Myung-whun Chung and the Filarmonica della Scala soar in Brahms 2

By , 05 February 2018
****1
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Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

By , 21 January 2018
***11
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Andrea Chénier in Milan: tradition triumphs at La Scala's season opener

By , 07 December 2017
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The memory of Baroque: Sciarrino's Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo at La Scala

By , 14 November 2017
****1
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A forgotten work rediscovered: Riccardo Chailly conducts the Messa per Rossini at its La Scala première

By , 10 November 2017
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Polished and revelatory: Chailly opens the season with the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 06 November 2017
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Nabucco at La Scala: Verdi's score in the hands of a special maestro

By , 24 October 2017
***11
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Demons and angels: Der Freischütz at La Scala

By , 10 October 2017
****1
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Plácido Domingo returns to La Scala in Handel's Tamerlano

By , 12 September 2017
*****
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Bechtolf applies a touch of magic realism to Hänsel und Gretel at La Scala

By , 06 September 2017
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Highly uplifting: Haitink conducts Beethoven's Missa solemnis at La Scala

By , 23 June 2017
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Strehler's dreamy Die Entführung aus dem Serail returns to La Scala

By , 17 June 2017
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Anne-Sophie Mutter joins Riccardo Chailly for Brahms at La Scala

By , 08 June 2017
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Bigonzetti creates a new vertiginous thrill of beauty starring Zakharova and Bolle

By , 20 May 2017
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Don Giovanni as “unlimited myth” at La Scala

By , 14 May 2017
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La Scala invests in a new generation of Italian choreographers with a well balanced triple bill

By , 10 May 2017
****1
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Rossini’s Thieving Magpie doesn’t quite take flight at La Scala

By , 12 April 2017
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A glorious Meistersinger from Harry Kupfer at La Scala

By , 19 March 2017
****1
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The diva's still got it: Anna Netrebko makes triumphant return to La traviata at La Scala

By , 09 March 2017
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A glimpse of paradise in Mahler's Ninth from Mariss Jansons and the Bav RSO in Milan

By , 05 February 2017
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Verdi's last opera nostalgically staged by Damiano Michieletto in Milan

By , 02 February 2017
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A jazzy offering: Riccardo Chailly explores new repertoire with the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 30 January 2017
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La Scala regulars provide a fine musical display in Don Carlos

By , 17 January 2017
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Tears of blood among the cherry blossoms: La Scala make amends with a return to Puccini's original Madama Butterfly

By , 07 December 2016
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Argerich and Barenboim open the season at the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 07 November 2016
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A vaudevillian Le nozze di Figaro from Frederic Wake-Walker at La Scala

By , 26 October 2016
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Blank canvas, dark projections: a brooding Turn of the Screw at La Scala

By , 16 September 2016
****1
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Mehta triumphs as Kupfer's Rosenkavalier arrives at La Scala

By , 04 June 2016
****1
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A busted straight: La Scala's La fanciulla del West

By , 03 May 2016
****1
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Jesting aside: La Scala revives Giordano's La cena delle beffe

By , 03 April 2016
****1
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Mariss Jansons and the BRSO set La Scala alight with the "Leningrad" Symphony

By , 21 March 2016
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Iván Fischer delivers message of hope with Mahler 3 at La Scala

By , 14 March 2016
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On all cylinders: Leo Nucci and Nadine Sierra thrill in La Scala's classic Rigoletto

By , 13 January 2016
****1
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Angels and Demons: Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco at La Scala

By , 18 December 2015
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Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle in a vividly Milanese L’histoire de Manon

By , 14 November 2015
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An expressionistic Wozzeck: Jürgen Flimm's old classic closes the season at La Scala

By , 06 November 2015
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Daniele Gatti and Robert Carsen tout a blithely-polished Falstaff

By , 14 October 2015
***11
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Classical creativity: Beethoven and Spontini from Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

By , 11 October 2015
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Naïf Art Nostalgia: L'elisir d'amore at Teatro alla Scala

By , 03 October 2015
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Baltic gusts in Milan: Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris

By , 11 September 2015
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A mixed Mahler's Ninth from the Israel Philharmonic in Milan

By , 08 September 2015
***11
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Italian sense, Russian sensibility: Yuri Temirkanov and the St Petersburg Philharmonic at La Scala for MITO opener

By , 05 September 2015
***11
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Programmatic can-do from the Simón Bolívar Orchestra at La Scala

By , 03 September 2015
****1
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