Les Troyens - Teatro alla Scala (2014) - Les Troyens - Teatro alla Scala (2014)

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New Production
In coproduction with Royal Opera House London, San Francisco Opera and Wiener Staatsoper

The grandiose idea of giving a musical form to the Aeneid led to Berlioz creating a powerful tragedy, which is unique in recreating with classical precision the shadows of the past as imagined by Virgil’s poem. It is the finest posthumous masterpiece in the history of opera: the French musician died without ever seeing it on stage. He had conceived, at the same time as Wagner conceived his “tetralogy”, a grand-opéra with a cast of twenty formed by two operas: a “dilogy” set in two different locations - La prise de Troie and Les Troyens à Cartage - in each of which we witness the destiny of two women who are defeated by their fate, the unheeded prophetess Cassandre and the abandoned queen Didon. For these two archetypal heroines it would have been impossible to find finer performers than Anna Caterina Antonacci and Daniela Barcellona. Alongside them will be young talent like Paolo Fanale, Maria Radner, Alexandre Duhamel, Fabio Capitanucci and great legends, Samuel Ramey and Elena Zilio. The role of Aenea is played by virtuoso Gregory Kunde. The monumental drama will feature the opera debut on the La Scala podium of Antonio Pappano, who is seen as one of the finest contemporary performers. This foreboding and bellicose work of classical antiquity is brought to life and given a form – from the wooden horse, to royal hunts– by specialist Scottish director David McVicar, whose career spans more than thirty operas.

More information is available at www.teatroallascala.org

Schedule

April 08, 2014 17:30:00

April 12, 2014 17:30:00

April 16, 2014 17:30:00

April 22, 2014 17:30:00

April 26, 2014 17:30:00

April 30, 2014 17:30:00

Casting

David McVicar

Antonio Pappano

Daniela Barcellona

Fabio Capitanucci

Giacomo Prestia

Maria Radner

Paola Gardina

Elena Zilio

Deyan Vatchkov

Alexandre Duhamel

Oreste Cosimo

Ernesto Panariello

Luciano Andreoli

Shalva Mukeria

Alberto Rota

Paolo Fanale

Emidio Guidotti

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Didon

Chorèbe

Narbal

Anna

Ascagne

Hécube

Fantôme d'Hector

Panthée

Hélénus

Capitaine Grec

Soldat Troyen

Iopas

Second Soldat

Hylas

Mercure

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