Il Nome della Rosa

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Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, intermissions included

Opera in two acts


With the world première of Il nome della rosa, an opera based on Umberto Eco’s novel commissioned to Francesco Filidei by La Scala and the Paris Opéra, Piermarini’s stage is once again at the centre of the international panorama of contemporary culture. Il nome della rosa, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, is the composer’s third opera after Giordano Bruno and L’inondation. Taking his cues from Eco’s descriptions of his novel as an ‘opera buffa’, Filidei develops the music with a central symphonic structure as rootstock for a succession of arias and recitativi, nearly closed forms whose substance derives principally from the variation of Gregorian melodies. In conjunction with the La Scala performances, Milano Musica will also dedicate a monographic edition to Filidei.

Program and cast








Guglielmo da Baskerville - Lucas Meachem

Adso da Melk - Kate Lindsey

La Ragazza del Villaggio / Statua della Vergine - Katrina Galka

Jorge da Burgos - Gianluca Buratto

Bernardo Gui - Daniela Barcellona

Abbone da Fossanova - Marco Filippo Romano

Salvatore - Roberto Frontali

Remigio da Varagine - Giorgio Berrugi

Malachia - Owen Willetts

Severino da Sant’Emmerano - Giovanni Sala

Berengario da Arundel / Adelmo da Otranto - Carlo Vistoli

Venanzio / Giovanni Dalbena - Leonardo Cortellazzi

Girolamo Vescovo di Caffa / Cuciniere - Adrien Mathonat

Teatro alla Scala Milano Tourist Packages

La Scala (abbreviation in Italian language for the official name Teatro alla Scala) is a world-renowned opera house in Milan, Italy. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and was originally known as the New Royal-Ducal Theatre alla Scala (Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala). The premiere performance was Antonio Salieri's Europa riconosciuta.

Most of Italy's greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala during the past 200 years. Today, the theatre is still recognised as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world and is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra. The theatre also has an associate school, known as the La Scala Theatre Academy (Italian: Accademia Teatro alla Scala), which offers professional training in music, dance, stage craft and stage management.

La Scala's season traditionally opens on 7 December, Saint Ambrose's Day, the feast day of Milan's patron saint. All performances must end before midnight, and long operas start earlier in the evening when necessary.

The Museo Teatrale alla Scala (La Scala Theatre Museum), accessible from the theatre's foyer and a part of the house, contains a collection of paintings, drafts, statues, costumes, and other documents regarding La Scala's and opera history in general. La Scala also hosts the Accademia d'Arti e Mestieri dello Spettacolo (Academy for the Performing Arts). Its goal is to train a new generation of young musicians, technical staff, and dancers (at the Scuola di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala, one of the Academy's divisions).


La Scala has several foyer bars: one in the stalls foyer, two bars in the “Arturo Toscanini” boxes foyer (third floor of boxes) and two in the Second Gallery foyer. Bars open before curtain-up and in the intervals.

Food and drink may not be consumed outside the foyers. Food and drink is not permitted in the auditorium, in boxes or galleries.

Next to La Scala’s main entrance you will find the Ristorante Teatro alla Scala “Il Marchesino”, run by celebrated Italian chef Gualtiero Marchesi. The perfect place to enjoy an aperitif or dinner before or after the show, the restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from morning to late evening. Booking recommended.


The La Scala Shop is located inside the opera house and can be accessed from the street and from the stalls foyer during performances. The La Scala Shop sells CDs, DVDs, books and other La Scala-related items.

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