News ticker: 2023-06-13
Teatro alla Scala – Season 2024
Opening Night of the new Season 2023/2024
Every year on December 7th, the day of Sant’Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan, the season of La Scala opens, an event of global importance. The schedule for the 2024 season was announced at the Teatro alla Scala press conference on May 29.
On the Opening Night, December 7, the Verdi opera Don Carlos is on the program, a new production under the direction of the renowned conductor Riccardo Chailly and with a star cast.
Philip II, King of Spain, is performed by the famous bass René Pape and Don Carlo, the Infante of Spain, by the talented tenor Francesco Meli.
The masterful baritone Luca Salsi takes on the role of Rodrigo, the Marquis of Posa.
Elisabeth von Valois, Queen of Spain, is played by two outstanding sopranos: Anna Netrebko and Maria José Siri. Anna Netrebko can be admired in other operas in the season.
The cast also includes Ain Anger as the formidable Grand Inquisitor and Jongmin Park as the enigmatic monk.
Celebrities from politics and business as well as foreign representatives of the music scene will be present at the season opening. The royal box will be filled with heads of state. Getting a ticket for the season opener is not only expensive but also extremely difficult. You can still be there: the season opening of La Scala in Milan will be broadcast live on cultural channels worldwide.
The Program of La Scala Season 2024
The next outstanding event is the Christmas concert conducted by Daniel Harding.
At the end of the year, the ballet Coppélia is performed. You can now book your New Year’s Eve trip on favorable terms. Or extend the trip with the ballet Coppélia on New Year’s Eve and the opera Don Carlo on January 2nd. So you have a great experience with two performances at La Scala in Milan.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Giacomo Puccini’s death in 2024, two operas by the great Italian composer are on the program: La Rondine and the blockbuster Turandot (conductor: Daniel Harding, production Davide Livermore and with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov).
To mark the anniversary of Maria Callas, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday on December 2, 2023, the Theater Museum is dedicating an exhibition to the great diva.
The La Scala 2024 schedule is packed with beautiful music and challenging works, including:
The operas Don Carlo – Médéé – Simon Boccanegra – The Abduction from the Seraglio – Guillaume Tell – La rondine – Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci – Don Pasquale – Werther – Turandot – Il cappello di paglia di Firenze – L’orontea – Der Rosenkavalier – Das Rheingold
The ballets Coppélia – Smith/León e Lightfoot/Valastro – Madina – Gala Fracci La Bayadère – L’Histoire de Manon – La Dame Aux Camélias -Trittico Balanchine/Robbins
As well as symphony concerts, recitals and piano concerts, chamber concerts, gala concerts.
e.g. Riccardo Chailly, Ingo Metzmacher, Lorenzo Viotti, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Harding ….
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