Strikingly beautiful, unbelievably cruel story of Cio-Cio-san. Madama Butterfly, Teatro alla Scala, December 16, 2016

The opening of the new season in Teatro alla Scala is the event of utmost importance that stretches beyond Italian borders both in societal and cultural aspects. This year, the third part of the project launched by Maestro Chailly to reabilitate originally composed versions of Puccini operas – now ┬áMadama Butterfly (1904), gained unprecedented publicity […]

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Wishlist and plans for operatic adventures in 2016

Starting new year there are a lot of reviews of 2015 and just a few forward looking insights, thus I decided to put together my wishlist (or hopeful list) while absorbed in listening to Jonas Kaufmann singing Puccini at La Scala. Main unknowns yet are Munich Festspiele and Salzburg Festspiele ticket allocations which should come […]

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