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Performer: Coro del Teatro alla Scala

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A triumphant Aida in concert at La Scala to defy the pandemic

Saioa Hernández © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Riccardo Chailly leads a splendid cast in Verdi’s masterpiece as La Scala leads the way in these troubled times, when the opera world is so volatile and fragile, by focusing on the music, holding onto artistic values. 
*****
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Even more cynical than Così! A new Turco in Italia at La Scala

Rosa Feola (Fiorilla) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala

Diego Fasolis conducts a great cast, led by Alex Esposito and Rosa Feola in a new production of Rossini’s masterpiece by Roberto Andò. 

****1
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Scarpia stabbed, Tosca smothered by Livermore’s La Scala staging

Anna Netrebko (Tosca) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Anna Netrebko chews the scenery as Floria Tosca… and there’s a lot of it to get her teeth into in David Livermore’s busy staging in Milan.
***11
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Strauss’ Helena lands at La Scala

Eva Mei (Aithra), Andreas Schager (Menelas) and Ricarda Merbeth (Helen) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
In the tiring role of Menelaus Andreas Schager was a mighty Heldentenor, combining impressive sound power with a dazzling colour and without ever showing a moment of fatigue.
****1
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“Verdi's ugliest opera” returns to La Scala with mixed results

Lisette Oropesa (Amalia) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
In the role created for Jenny Lind, Lisette Oropesa, in her debut in the theater, shows her magnificent silvery voice, beautiful vibrato and impeccable colorature.
***11
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Korngold's Die tote Stadt at La Scala for the first time: a triumph

Die Tote Stadt, Teatro alla Scala © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The wealth of visual images displayed by director Graham Vick goes with the extraordinary richness of Korngold's music.
****1
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