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Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 12 September to 4 October 2017
Georg Friedrich Händel

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

Running Time: 4 hours 15 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



Bejun Mehta


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

Kresimir Spicer (30 Sept.; 4 Oct.)

Asteria Maria Grazia Schiavo
Andronico Franco Fagioli

Marianne Crebassa

Lucia Cirillo (4 Oct.)

Leone Christian Senn

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 competition between the king of the Tartars and his ally Andronico (played by Bejun Mehta and Franco Fagioli, two of the greatest countertenors of our day, both making their debut at La Scala) 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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