Teatro alla Scala, Milano

The management of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan unveiled today its plans for a live gala event to be broadcast on Monday, 7 December, in place of the traditional Opening Night of the La Scala Season, which was postponed earlier this month due to continued pandemic-related restrictions. The list of performers confirmed reads like a who’s who of today’s opera. Ildar Abdrazakov, Roberto Alagna, Carlos Alvarez, Piotr Beczala, Benjamin Bernheim, Eleonora Buratto, Marianne Crebassa, Placido Domingo, Juan Diego Florez, Elina Garanca, Vittorio Grigolo, Jonas Kaufmann, Aleksandra Kurzak, Francesco Meli, Camilla Nylund, Kristine Opolais, Marina Rebeka, Ludovic Tezier, and Sonya Yoncheva.

La Scala Music Director Riccardo Chailly will conduct the orchestra and chorus of La Scala.

The evening will begin with extracts from Verdi’s operas and continues with  Donizetti, Puccini, Bizet, Massenet, Wagner and Rossini, along with ballet music by Tchaikovsky, Dileo, Satie and Verdi.

RAI Radio 3 is broadcasting the event live starting at 16:00 UTC (Berlin 17:00, New York 11:00 AM) / https://www.raiplayradio.it/radio3/

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