News ticker: 2020-12-02

La Scala Premiere 2021

“A Riveder Le Stelle” is the title of the online event that was being broadcast from La Scala instead of the premiere. The new opera and ballet season will start in February 2021.

La Scala Premiere – A RIVEDER LE STELLE

Usually, December 7th is the most important day at La Scala in Milan. The La Scala premiere of the new opera season attracts viewers from all over the world on the holiday of St. Ambrose and is broadcast worldwide. Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor should be on stage. The premiere for the 2021 season falls victim to the Covid this year. There has not been a waiver of the premiere since the Second World War. The opera was intended in connection with the inauguration of the reconstructed Bergamo Opera House. Because Bergamo was the home of Gaetano Donizetti. Nothing will come of either event for the time being and the premiere will probably be postponed to February.

The good news: Still, there was a great show. In front of an empty hall without an audience, but in front of a large audience at the television screens. Under the director Davide Livermore and the conductor Riccardo Chailly, 23 of the greatest opera stars, including Plácido Domingo, Francesco Meli, Marina Rebeka, Piotr Beczala, have interpreted the most beautiful opera melodies from masterpieces under the motto “A RIVEDER LE STELLE”, by Giuseppe Verdi and Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Puccini and Georges Bizet, Francesco Cilea and Jules Massenet, Richard Wagner and Gioachino Rossini. In between, dance performances by the best Ballerini based on ballet music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Davide Di Leo have delighted the eyes.

Some of the most renowned Italian fashion designers Giorgio Armani, Dolce und Gabbana, Lella Curiel, Valentino, and Marco De Vincenzo have dressed the artists. The broadcast has taken place on December 7, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. on several RAI channels, on European cultural channels, and in streaming. In addition to Italian radio and television, the premiere was also shown on MTVA (Hungary), RTS (Serbia), RTV (Slovenia) and Ceska Televize (Czech Republic). An agreement with enables broadcasting to all other countries, including Northern Europe and America, Australia and Oceania.

“To see the stars again” refers to the famous verse from the ‘Inferno della Divina Commedia ”and dedicated to Dante Alighieri on the 700th anniversary of his death. “Seeing the stars again” is that what we all wish for after the difficult year 2020. We all have great hope for a better season in 2021, the year of the super-fast vaccination, and, hopefully, a quick return to normalcy.

Here you can watch the recording of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot “Nessun dorma” by Piotr Beczala

Roberto Bolle Ends his Active Career

Another indiscretion: The star ballerino Roberto Bolle has announced his retirement from active dancing for 2022. If you want to admire its elegance on stage, you should register quickly for the 2021 season.

Watch the video show of the Roberto Bolle dancing the “Duet with a Laser” 

The Program

Francesco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur “Io son l’umile ancella”
The Italian National Anthem: Fratelli d’Italia
Giuseppe Verdi: Prelude from Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto “Cortigiani vil razza dannata” – Luca Salsi
Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto “La donna è mobile”- Vittorio Grigolo
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo “Ella giammai m’amò”- Ildar Abdrazakov
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo “Per me giunto”- Ludovic Tézier
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo “O don fatale”- Elīna Garanča
Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor “Regnava nel silenzio” – Lisette Oropesa
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly “Tu, tu piccolo Iddio” – Kristine Opolais
Richard Wagner: Walküre  “Winterstürme” – Camilla Nylund, Andreas Schager
Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale “So anch’io la virtù magica” – Rosa Feola
Gaetano Donizetti: Elisir d’amore “Una furtiva lagrima”- Juan Diego Flórez
Ballet Lo Schiaccianoci (The Nutcracker) Act II – Adagio Grand pas de deux – Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Adrijashenko
Giacomo Puccini: Turandot  “Signore ascolta” – Aleksandra Kurzak
George Bizet: Prelude from Carmen
George Bizet: Carmen “Habanera” – Marianne Crebassa
George Bizet: Carmen “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” – Piotr Beczala
Giuseppe Verdi: Un Ballo in maschera “Morrò, ma prima in grazia” – Eleonora Buratto
Giuseppe Verdi: Un Ballo in maschera “Eri tu”- Geroge Petean
Giuseppe Verdi: Un Ballo in maschera “Ma se m’è forza perderti” – Francesco Meli
Jules Massenet: Werther “Pourquoi me réveiller” – Benjamin Bernheim
Ballett “Waves” – Roberto Bolle
Ballet “Verdi Suite” Extract from I vespri siciliani, Jérusalem, Il trovatore Choreography: Manuel Legris, Dancers: Martina Arduino, Virna Toppi, Claudio Coviello, Marco Agostino, Nicola Del Freo
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello “Credo”- Carlos Álvarez
Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier “Nemico della patria” – Plácido Domingo
Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier “La mamma morta” – Sonya Yoncheva
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca “E lucevan le stelle” – Roberto Alagna
Giacomo Puccini: Turandot “Nessun dorma” – Jonas Kaufmann – has been replaced by Piotr Beczala
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly “Un bel dì vedremo” – Marina Rebeka
Gioachino Rossini: William Tell “Tutto cangia” – Eleonora Buratto, Rosa Feola, Marianne Crebassa, Juan Diego Flórez, Luca Salsi, Mirko Palazzi

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