Opening Night at La Scala and the events in the city

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From November 30th to December 12th 2019 over fifty free events throughout the city will bring Giacomo Puccini's Tosca to streets and squares, theatres and even prisons. The Municipality of Milano and Edison, with Prima Diffusa, bring screenings, concerts, performances, exhibitions and installations, meetings and conferences dedicated to the inaugural opera of the Teatro alla Scala season.

 

All screenings, concerts and performances are free admission, subject to availability unless otherwise indicated.

Discover the complete programme below.

OPENING NIGHT OF THE TEATRO ALLA SCALA SEASON: TOSCA

The Music Director Riccardo Chailly inaugurates the 2019/2020 Season of the Teatro alla Scala with Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, one of the best known and most loved masterpieces of the repertoire that is being staged for the first time on December 7th. The opera performed in a critical edition is part of the project to revisit the main Puccini titles in the light of the most up-to-date musicological research promoted by M° Chailly. The staging is by Davide Livermore, who has already successfully signed Attila for the 2018/2019 Inauguration, and Anna Netrebko will once again be a great protagonist, together with Francesco Meli and Luca Salsi. Tosca, staged for the first time in 1900, marks a turning point in the history of Italian opera after Verdi foreshadowing almost cinematographic solutions.

 

Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes intermission included
Chorus and Orchestra: Teatro alla Scala
New production by Teatro alla Scala
Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Staging Davide Livermore
Sets Giò Forma
Costumes Gianluca Falaschi
Lights Antonio Castro
Video d-Wok

PROJECTIONS OF THE OPERA AND GUIDE TO THE OPERA

The premiere of the Scala Theatre is screened for free live in many places in Milano (some of them require a reservation), starting with the Octagon of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, to unite everyone in the city, passionate and not. In all the locations and theatres there will be a screening of Tosca, and in some of the places mentioned this event will be preceded by the Guide to the Opera itself, by the Teatro alla Scala Academy.

TOSCA AT CASTELLO SFORZESCO - OPENING PRIMA DIFFUSA 

30 November 2019

TOSCA VISSI D’ARTE, D’AMOR E GELOSIA
30 November 2019, 15:00
Castello Sforzesco, Piazza Castello

 

Sale Panoramiche (registration required, online booking on accademialascala.it/news/primadiffusa)
15:00: theatrical makeup, special effects, scenography workshops 
15:00: Workshop for kids

 

Sala della Balla (admission subject to availability)
15:00: Choir Voci Bianche Accademia Teatro alla Scala; String Quartet Teatro alla Scala Academy
16:00: Theatrical Listening Guide: TOSCA VISSI D’ARTE, D’AMORE E GELOSIA

PRIMA DIFFUSA HOSTS PATTI SMITH

1 December 2019

ART and LOVE
with Patti Smith, Jesse Smith and Tony Shanahan
1 December 2019, 18:00
Padiglione Visconti, via Tortona, 58
SOLD OUT

 

Patti Smith will perform in a concert where she will present her most famous songs for Prima Diffusa 2019, together with suggestions about opera and life dedicated to art and love. She will be accompanied on stage by her daughter Jesse Smith on the piano and bassist Tony Shanahan. A true icon of living rock, in her career of over forty years she went through punk becoming its icon, and analyzed the world in all its forms of art, through music, photography, poetry, novels, painting and sculpture, leaving an indelible mark in every expression. Singer-songwriter and poet, beloved, discussed, influential and idealist, like Tosca, Patti Smith is a true rock legend for all generations and, without a doubt, among the most influential artists of all time, but also a passionate opera fan since childhood.

MUSIC IN THE SUBWAY

2 - 6 December

From December 2 to 6 music from Giacomo Puccini's work will be broadcast in the ATM mezzanines of the Duomo, Garibaldi and Cadorna stations.

 

Herbert von Karajan's version with Leontyne Price and Giuseppe Di Stefano is kindly granted by Decca.

EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

3 - 12 December

A series of events and conferences from December 3rd to 12th will help you learn more and love Tosca and Giacomo Puccini more, ending with a meeting with Maestro Chailly, director of the Opera alla Scala. An example for all, the Lyric Recital introduced by Elio at the Teatro Puntozero Beccaria.

EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

Via Monte Napoleone, the Milano Conservatory and WOW Spazio Fumetto offer 3 exhibitions that combine music with art, to be amazed through the eyes as well as the music.

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