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Il pirata

  • frizza il pirata
  • Piero Pretti2
  • Nicola Alaimo nioih
Ph. Dario Acosta
From 29 June to 19 July 2018
Vincenzo Bellini

Running Time: 02 hours 45 minutes intermission included

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra

New Teatro alla Scala Production


Conductor Riccardo Frizza
Staging Christof Loy
Sets Raimund Voigt
Costumes Ursula Renzenbrink
Lights Olaf Winter



Sonya Yoncheva (29 June.; 3, 6, 9, 12, 17 July)

Roberta Mantegna (14, 19 July)

Gualtiero Piero Pretti
Ernesto Nicola Alaimo



With Il Pirata, Vincenzo Bellini made his début at La Scala in 1827, setting the scene for a long collaboration with librettist Felice Romani. Dating to 1958, the last staging of Il Pirata at La Scala featured Maria Callas as protagonist. Today, the forbidding part of Imogene is sung by Sonya Yoncheva, no doubt the most acclaimed soprano for this repertoire, under the baton of Riccardo Frizza. With Il Pirata, Christof Loy – one of the most interesting directors on the European scene –, makes his début at La Scala, thus contributing to the revaluation of the belcanto tradition from a dramatic point of view.