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Ph. Walz Ruth
From 15 to 25 November 2018
György Kurtág

Running Time: 2 hours


Samuel Beckett: Fin de partie

scènes et monologues, opéra en un acte


Commissioned by Teatro alla Scala
Versione drammaturgica di György Kurtág dal dramma di Samuel Beckett


Editore Editio Musica Budapest
Rappresentante per l’Italia Casa Ricordi, Milano


World Premiere

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
New Production of Teatro alla Scala in co-production with Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam


The Premiere on 15 November will be live broadcast on RAI-Radio 3.


Conductor Markus Stenz
Staging Pierre Audi
Sets and costumes Christof Hetzer
Light designer Urs Schönebaum
Playwright Klaus Bertisch


Hamm Frode Olsen
Clov Leigh Melrose
Nell Hilary Summers
Nagg Leonardo Cortellazzi

Before each performance, Franco Pulcini will hold an introduction to the opera at the A. Toscanini Boxes Foyer. The meetings will start 45 minutes before the beginning of each performance and the entrance is reserved to the audience with the ticket for the performance.




György Kurtág, whose compositions left an indelible mark on the development of twentieth-century music, had never written an opera. At least, not until he had turned ninety. Applying his bare, concentrated, intensely expressive style to Samuel Beckett’s 1957 classic, the scope of this composition goes beyond the world of music, extending also to the territories of theatre and literature. The world premiere will be conducted by Markus Stenz and directed by Pierre Audi, who makes his début at La Scala with this production. Engaging in an extraordinary work that lingers on the minimal nuances of text and music, the cast includes Frode Olsen, Leigh Melrose, Hilary Summers and Leonardo Cortellazzi.


Composition commission funded by

Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung