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From 12 September to 4 October 2017
Georg Friedrich Händel

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra on period instruments
New Teatro alla Scala Production

Running Time: 3 hours 40 minutes intermissions included

Conductor Diego Fasolis
Staging Davide Livermore 
Sets Davide Livermore and Giò Forma
Costumes Mariana Fracasso
Lighting Designer Antonio Castro
Video Videomakers d-Wok



Marianne Crebassa

Leone Christian Senn
Tamerlano Bejun Mehta

Plácido Domingo (12, 19, 22, 25, 27 sett.)

Kresimir Spicer (30 sett.; 4 ott.)

Andronico Franco Fagioli
Asteria Maria Grazia Schiavo

Tamerlano will be live broadcast on RaiRadio3 on 12 September.



Among the most important innovations of last Season was the creation of a Baroque ensemble within the La Scala orchestra under the supervision of the esteemed specialist Diego Fasolis. His test bench was Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, an oratorio in staged form which will be followed in 2017 by one of Handel’s great operas: Tamerlano, written for the Royal Academy of Music in 1724 and performed for the first time at the King’s Theatre that year. The opera brings to the stage the love that the king of the Tartars (played by Bejun Mehta, one of the greatest countertenors of our day making his debut at La Scala) nurtures for Asteria (Maria Grazia Schiavo), the daughter of the prisoner, the Ottoman Emperor Bajazet (Plácido Domingo, who returns to the tenor register). The production marks the La Scala debut of one of the most important Italian directors, Davide Livermore, manager and artistic director of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia di Valencia.


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