Riccardo Chailly
Photo: ICMA

Today, Riccardo Chailly celebrates 40 years at Milan’s Scala. On 24 January 1971, at the request of Claudio Abbado, he replaced Gianandrea Gavazzeni, who canceled for illness, in Verdi’s I Masnadieri.

Last year, the Milanese maestro became the opera house’s music director, as well as principal conductor of the Filarmonica della Scala. And it is with the Philharmonic that he returns to the podium exactly 40 years later, not in Milan, but in London at the Barbican Centre, from where the ensemble will continue to Budapest, Paris, and Luxembourg, subsequently ending the tour with two concerts at the Musikverein in Vienna, on January 29 and 30.

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