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  • K61A5403 Sonya Yoncheva e Piero Pretti
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  • Piero Pretti
  • Nicola Alaimo nioih
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 29 June to 19 July 2018
Vincenzo Bellini

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra

New Teatro alla Scala Production in coproduction with Teatro Real, Madrid and San Francisco Opera


Running Time: 03 hours 08 minutes intermission included

FIRST ACT: 80 mins / Intermission: 30 mins / SECOND ACT: 70 mins


The Premiere on 29 June will be live broadcast on RAI-Radio 3, in Bulgaria and Serbia. A pre-recorded broadcast will be available in Netherlands, Portugal, Latvia, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Germany, Spain.  

Conductor Riccardo Frizza
Staging Emilio Sagi
Sets Daniel Bianco
Costumes Pepa Ojanguren
Lights Albert Faura



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

Roberta Mantegna (14, 19 July)

Gualtiero Piero Pretti
Ernesto Nicola Alaimo
Itulpo Francesco Pittari
Goffredo Riccardo Fassi
Adele Marina de Liso



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. The stage direction is estrusted to Emilio Sagi, internationally known for his stagings of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti and for his capacity to actualize the Belcanto repertoire.