Music and opera lovers are looking forward to the opening of La Scala's season, scheduled for tonight. Traditionally, the season opens on 7 December, which coincide with Saint Ambrose's Day, the feast day of Milan's patron saint.
The opening show is Beethoven’s Fidelio, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, general music director at La Scala. The performance lasts two hours and 50 minutes and will be offered until December 23.
Those who love ballet won’t be disappointed as La Scala also offers a great ballet season, which this year includes The Nutcracker, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty and L'Histoire de Manon.
There are also going to be concerts and recitals, including four piano concerts of Daniel Barenboim as part of the Schubert Cycle, charity evenings, Sundays at La Scala with family, and Operas for Children, this year it will be Rossini's “Cinderella for children”.
Inaugurated in 1778, La Scala has hosted the performances of Italy's greatest operatic artists, and of many of the finest singers from around the world in the past 200 years.
For detailed information about performances, dates and to buy your tickets, visit La Scala’s website.