Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov enchant Teatro alla Scala

Giordano’s masterpiece, Andrea Chénier – which made its début at La Scala in 1896 – has not graced the theatre’s stage since 1985 but this year, on December 7th, the Musical Director Riccardo Chailly will once again take the lead, continuing his historic revival of the vast Italian repertoire. In the lead role, Yusif Eyvazov debuts alongside…

A magic night for Maria Josè Siri

Thirteen minutes of applause for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly under the direction of maestro Riccardo Chailly and directed by Alvis Hermanis have opened the season of Teatro alla Scala in Milan. This first night, “La prima”, is always held on 7 December, feast day of Saint Ambrose, patron saint of the city. For this Butterfly, maestro…

An afternoon at the theatre

What wearing an opera diva for a wintry afternoon as a spectator at Teatro alla Scala in Milan? On January 17, Carmen Giannattasio attended Verdi’s Rigoletto wearing an outfit based to the white color. Max Mara Albuca cape in milk-white suri alpaca fur and wool, with the characteristic flared line and small lateral slits. As accessories,…

Anna Netrebko: magic night in Milan and Forli, Italy

Giovanna d’Arco by Giuseppe Verdi was back at Teatro alla Scala in Milan for the first time in 150 years, in a new production to open the season. This first night, “La prima”, is always held on 7 December, feast day of Saint Ambrose, patron saint of the city. For the first time, Riccardo Chailly,…

Diana Damrau in Milan

Period in Milan for Diana Damrau, primadonna at the Expo 2015 Opening Night Concert and in a recital at Teatro alla Scala. For the first event on the evening of April 30, the German soprano wore a bustier and a narrow (too?) mermaid skirt aquamarine; complete outfit gloves ton sur ton and a fur cape with shiny…