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Venue: Teatro alla Scala, Milan

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AddressVia Filodrammatici, 2
20121 Milan
Lombardy
Italy
Google maps45° 28' 2.652" N 9° 11' 22.375" E
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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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Lightweight Beethoven from Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala

Riccardo Chailly conducts the Filarmonica della Scala © Giovanni Hänninen | Filarmonica della Scala
This lightweight, combustive account lacked bluster, sourcing tension from its forward momentum.
****1
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Handel at La Scala, and it's a sensation

Danielle de Niese (Cleopatra) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Carsen's modern mise en scène of Handel's opera did not stand out for originality, but for finesse and elegance and that was substantially appreciated by the audience.
****1
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Libertine cynicism in music: Francesconi's Quartett at La Scala

Robin Adams and Allison Cook in Quartett © Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
After 76 performances in 17 theatres and seven different productions, Quartett returns to La Scala in the original sgating by Àlex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus and the Milan audience is once more captivated.
****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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