On December 7th 2020, Milan’s opera theatre La Scala hosted an exceptional premiere, which was taken place behind closed doors, due to coronavirus restrictions, and was available on Italian TV and for online streaming around the world that day.
The soirée, named “A riveder le stelle”, a quote from Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, featured more than 30 exceptional Italian and international stars, from opera singers such as Plácido Domingo to ballet dancers such as Roberto Bolle, and entertained viewers for almost 3 hours during the evening.
The première featured a mix of performances, from opera scenes such as Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto and Mozart’s Don Giovanni, to choreographies by Rudolf Nureyev, Massimiliano Volpini and Manuel Legris. Between the performances, there were readings ranging from Giuseppe Verdi’s letters and writings by Victor Hugo to songs such as Sting’s Fragile, interpreted by internationally-known actors.
Conductor Riccardo Chailly led the theater’s orchestra across the performances, with pieces from Georges Bizet, Tckaikovski, Gaetano Donizetti, Jules Massenet, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. All performances were led by Italian director Davide Livermore, while the artists’ costumes were curated by Italian fashion masters such as Armani, Dolce&Gabbana and Valentino.
With: Ildar Abdrazakov, Carlos Álvarez, Piotr Beczała, Benjamin Bernheim, Jonas Kaufmann, Plácido Domingo, Marianne Crebassa, Juan Diego Flórez, Elīna Garanča, Aleksandra Kurzak, Francesco Meli, Lisette Oropesa, George Petean, Marina Rebeka, Luca Salsi, Ludovic Tézier, Sonya Yoncheva and many more.
CastIldar Abdrazakov | Carlos Álvarez | Piotr Beczala | Benjamin Bernheim and more
Total running time3h07
Date of performance2020-12-07Share on Facebook