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Ensemble

Passion and Commitment

Verdi's 'Giovanna D'Arco' at La Scala,
recommended by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

Teatro alla Scala has the reputation of being the most important Italian opera house. As a consequence the Teatro alla Scala opening night of the new season (always on 7 December, St Ambrose, patron of the city of Milan) is the most important inauguration of the Italian opera seasons. It is a special non-subscription gala, with sky high ticket prices (usually paid by sponsors) and an early starting time (6pm) in order to allow for dinners and receptions. This year, special security measures were taken because La Scala's season inauguration had been targeted by terrorists web sites...

Copyright © 10 December 2015 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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LA SCALA

MILAN

ITALY

GIUSEPPE VERDI

FRIEDRICH SCHILLER

ANNA NETREBKO

FRANCESCO MELI

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