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Hänsel und Gretel

Ph. Angeli Andrea
From 2 to 24 September 2017
Engelbert Humperdinck

Academy Project


Treble Voices Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala Academy

Lyric Opera Soloists of Teatro alla Scala Academy
New Teatro alla Scala Production

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Conductor Marc Albrecht
Staging Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Sets Julian Crouch
Costumes Kevin Pollard
Lights Design Marco Filibeck
Video Design  Joshua Higgason

Before each performance, Franco Pulcini will hold an introduction to the opera at the A. Toscanini Boxes Foyer. The meetings will start one hour before the beginning of each performance and the entrance is reserved to the audience with the ticket for the performance.


The Academy of Teatro alla Scala is unique: an educational institution with more than 1,200 students, closely interlaced with the artistic life of the Theatre, which allows young people from all over the world to learn the arts and the trades of show business, and lets La Scala pass down its tradition. In recent years, La Scala has invested in the Academy by doubling the number of singing pupils and multiplying the commitment of the Professors of the Orchestra as regards teaching. But most of all, every year, it presents a major new production featuring the orchestra and singers of the Academy led by a conductor and a director of the highest calibre, who will work with them for a year in a series of workshops. In 2016 Adam Fischer and Peter Stein arranged Die Zauberflöte with the young musicians; in 2017 the conductor Marc Albrecht and the actor, director, and - since 2014 - director of artistic programming of the Salzburg Festival, Sven-Eric Bechtolf, will be working on a new production of the enchanting Hänsel und Gretel by Humperdink.

Thanks to

Fondazione Max Kohler

      Kuehne + Nagel