Teatro alla Scala’s legendary performances are on stage almost every night until July 19th!
The last reruns of Verdi’s opera I masnadieri (1, 4 and 7 July) alternate with Nureyev’s ballet The Sleeping Beauty (2, 3, 5 and 9 July), waiting for the important Premiere of the double-bill Prima la musica e poi le parole / Gianni Schicchi (from 6 to 19 July) and the guest performances of The Tokyo Ballet (11, 12, 13 and 14 July).
Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi marks Woody Allen’s debut at La Scala, bringing his celebrated "Little Italy" staging of this charming one-act comedy. The evening is completed by another short piece: Antonio Salieri’s Prima la musica e poi le parole (First the Music and then the Words), a refined XVIII Century meta-theatre divertissement about the animated backstage of an opera, directed by Grischa Asagaroff. The Academy Orchestra is conducted by the expert Ádám Fischer and Ambrogio Maestri leads the cast.
The East meets the West in The Tokyo Ballet’s two guest productions: on 11 and 12 July the triple-bill Serenade / Dreamtime / Le Sacre du printemps is a homage to three great choreographers of the XX Century, Balanchine, Kylián and Béjart; on 13 and 14 July is the return of The Kabuki by Maurice Béjart, the most iconic ballet of this celebrated Japanese company.
Check out dates, pictures and videos of the performances on www.teatroallascala.org.