Turandot with Anna Netrebko

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Opera in three acts and five scenes

Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus

Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy

Teatro alla Scala New Production

The second Puccini title in the composer’s death centennial year, Turandot marks the return with a work from the grand repertoire of Daniel Harding, notable for his revealing re-readings of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian repertoire. The British conductor, new Music Director of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, has a well-established artistic relationship with La Scala and its Orchestra dating back to 2005, when he conducted the opening performance of that season, Mozart’s Idomeneo. This new production is directed by Davide Livermore, who has staged numerous acclaimed operas at La Scala in recent years and inaugurated four seasons in a row. In the most recent reprises of the opera, which Puccini left unfinished, Riccardo Chailly chose for the first time at La Scala the finale composed by Luciano Berio; this new production will use the finale by Franco Alfano.

Program and cast

Cast

Princess Turandot: Anna Netrebko

The Emperor Altoum: Raúl Giménez

Timur: Vitalij Kowaljow

The Unknown Prince (Calaf)

Yusif Eyvazov (25, 28 Jun., 1, 4, 6, Jul.)
Roberto Alagna (9, 12, 15 Jul.)

Liù: Rosa Feola

Ping: Sung-Hwan Damien Park

Pang: Chuan Wang

Pong: Jinxu Xiahou

A Mandarin: Adriano Gramigni

 

Conductor DANIEL HARDING

Staging DAVIDE LIVERMORE

Sets and costumes LIVERMORE & CUCCO

Lights ANTONIO CASTRO

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).

BAR AND RESTAURANT

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.


LA SCALA SHOP 

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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