Turandot Turandot

Michele Gamba conducts a performance of Davide Livermore‘s new production featuring Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Rosa Feola, and Vitalij Kowaljow live from La Scala

on July 04, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Simon Boccanegra Simon Boccanegra

Lorenzo Viotti conducts a live opening night broadcast from Milan with Luca Salsi, Ain Anger, Roberto De Candia, Andrea Pellegrini, Eleonora Buratto and Charles Castronovo

on February 01, 2024 at 9:30 AM
Médée Médée

Michele Gamba conducts the opening night of Cherubini‘s opera live from Milan with Marina Rebeka, Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Nahuel di Pierro, Martina Russomanno, and Ambrosine Bré

on January 14, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Don Carlo Don Carlo

Riccardo Chailly conducts Michele Pertusi, Anna Netrebko, Francesco Meli, Luca Salsi, Elina Garanca and Jongmin Park in a live Sant’Ambrogio opening night broadcast from Milan

on December 07, 2023 at 9:00 AM
L’amore dei tre re L’amore dei tre re

Pinchas Steinberg conducts Evgeny Stavinsky, Roman Burdenko, Giorgio Berrugi, Giorgio Misseri, Andrea Tanzillo, and Chiara Isotton in Italo Montemezzi‘s fairytale opera live from Milan.

on October 28, 2023 at 9:00 AM
I vespri siciliani I vespri siciliani

This new production of Verdi’s grand opera will star Piero Pretti, Marina Rebeka, Luca Micheletti and Simon Lim.

on January 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM
Between two mirrors Between two mirrors

Shortly before Tuesday’s performance of Salome at La Scala, I did something I rarely do: I took a mirror selfie.

on January 20, 2023 at 1:29 PM
I will remember you I will remember you

Only time can tell if some performances enter the collective opera memory, if such a thing even exists, as “historical”

on January 25, 2022 at 10:24 AM
Macbeth Macbeth

Riccardo Chailly conducts a new production of Verdi’s tragedy featuring Luca Salsi, Anna Netrebko, Ildar Abdrazakov and Francesco Meli.

on December 07, 2021 at 10:49 AM
Maddalena scene Maddalena scene

This solid if not stellar performance finds our diva in particularly passionate form. Maybe they should have re-titled it Maddalena?

on May 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Salome Salome

Live from La Scala with Elena Stikhina, Wolfgang Koch, Gerhard Siegel and Linda Watson. Zubin Mehta Riccardo Chailly conducts.

on February 20, 2021 at 11:27 AM
A riveder le stelle A riveder le stelle

La Scala opens with an ultra-starry gala.

on December 07, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Broadcast: I Masnadieri Broadcast: I Masnadieri

The opening night of a new production of Verdi’s opera (plus Lisette Oropesa‘s La Scala debut!) will be broadcast live starting at 2:00 PM.

on June 18, 2019 at 12:41 PM
Touch me in the mourning Touch me in the mourning

“How far should we give way to grief? How far dare we, without disaster?”

on June 16, 2019 at 10:21 AM
Whenever you cough Whenever you cough

Ardent Angel Blue will jump into performances vacated by the collapsible Sonya Yoncheva at La Scala.

on February 27, 2019 at 10:52 AM
Alzare le spalle Alzare le spalle

“Non mi dispiace” seemed to be the general consensus in the loggione December 7 when Verdi’s Attila came roaring into La Scala to open the 2018-19 season.

on December 16, 2018 at 2:09 PM
Dancer in the dark Dancer in the dark

Patrice Chéreau‘s Elektra brims with ideas beyond its eschewing of the opera’s standard, hysterical trappings.

on November 20, 2018 at 8:20 AM
Dishonored in the breach Dishonored in the breach

Uneven operas, like Verdi’s Ernani, which just recently finished its Scala run, more often work as theatre on the micro level than the macro.

on October 27, 2018 at 11:48 AM
Down in the depths Down in the depths

If opera as a genre in justified in its claim to one particular story, history confirms that the Orpheus myth would be that story.

on March 19, 2018 at 8:20 AM
Conspicuous consumption Conspicuous consumption

On Thursday evening, the Teatro alla Scala audience didn’t watch the familiar presentation of a “wayward woman” who overcomes moral inferiority only to be robbed of happiness when she finally deserved it.

on March 11, 2017 at 12:03 PM
Start the revolution with me Start the revolution with me

La Scala’s 2017-2018 season will open with a new production of Andrea Chenier starring Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov.

on January 27, 2017 at 11:40 AM
Se il destassi… no, peloso! Se il destassi… no, peloso!

The one glitch was a much-publicised fiasco in the bear-pit of Milan’s La Scala, where in 1998 she was booed after her performance in Donzietti’s Lucrezia Borgia.”

on February 02, 2016 at 6:43 PM
The hole truth The hole truth

Finally the reason for all that screaming at La Scala begins to emerge.

on December 10, 2015 at 7:42 AM
Giovanna in the dark Giovanna in the dark

From La Scala, starting at 11:00 AM ET, a “Backstage Live” view of the opening night performance of Giovanna d’Arco.

on December 06, 2015 at 1:00 PM