06 September 2012
La Scala to open a new season at The Bolshoi
Once again The Bolshoi forestalls the new theatrical season opening with the tour of one of the leading opera houses in the world. Last autumn it was Teatro Real de Madrid — the theater came to Moscow and “stepped” on our New stage for the first time. This September La Scala will be the first guest to tread the boards on the historical stage.
The Milan theatre Ballet Company has already had a chance to assess it after reconstruction in winter. And now at last time for the Opera has come. We here in Moscow have always been waiting for the Opera with great impatience and ardent curiosity and now we will welcome Don Giovanni — a brand new сreation and a “bombshell” at that.
A famous formula “theatre in theatre” found it’s metaphorical and at the same time provokingly literal reflection in the production of Robert Carsen — the iconic Canadian director. So La Scala theatre at The Bolshoi theatre promises a spectacular show. And as for the voices, they, as always the case with La Scala is, promise to be excellent. On the podium will be the magnificent Maestro Barenboim who took up the post of La Scala music-director at the end of the last year. In addition to three performances of Don Giovanni La Scala under the baton of Maestro will give a concert, the program of which will also include W.A. Mozart: symphonies No 39, 40 and 41!
Submitted on 27 June 2012, Wednesday