Milan’s Scala Theater opens the season with four concerts

After a difficult period, in an Italy hit hard by the pandemic, the Scala Theater in Milan reopened on September 12 and is continuing with a series of 4 concerts intended as a homage to health workers.

 

With the support of the Bracco Foundation, the first concert, the one on September 12, brought the Scala musicians together for the first time in their theater in a concert dedicated to health workers. The other three concerts on September 14, 16 and 17 are open to the public.

Various radio stations around the world are broadcasting these concerts of Milan Scala musicians dedicated to the doctors and nurses who took place on the front lines of the Covid-19 war.

 

The Milanese Riccardo Chailly reunited under his baguette the Scala Theater Orchestra and Orchestra and an excellent quartet of soloists, including soprano Krassimira Stoyanova, who during the months of isolation stayed near the Theater, completing the recording of Verdi’s opera “Simon Boccanegra”.

 

The four lyrical soloists are performers much loved by the Milan audience. Like Stoyanova, mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova was also highly applauded. The theater also includes tenor Michael König and bassist Tomasz Konieczny. All four concerts will be conducted by maestro Chailly who many years ago performed at the Leipzig Symphony no. 9 New Year’s Eve, a tradition he wanted to establish in Milan with the Verdi Orchestra. Of course this work of the Beethoven opus was also chosen in honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of the German composer. Not only that, but the Scala Theater in Milan had programmed the full cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies, which had been interrupted by the pandemic since January.

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