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Prima la musica poi le parole / Gianni Schicchi

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  • Maestri photo1 DarioAcosta
Ph. Lukas Beck
From 6 to 19 July 2019
Antonio Salieri / Giacomo Puccini

Running Time: 2 hours 05 minutes intermission included

Academy Project

Soloists of the Teatro alla Scala Academy of Lyric Opera

Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra


Teatro alla Scala New Production

Prima la musica poi le parole

Conductor Ádám Fischer


Grischa Asagaroff

Sets and costumes Luigi Perego
Lights Marco Filibeck


The composer Ambrogio Maestri


Los Angeles Opera Production

gianni schicchi

Conductor Ádám Fischer


Woody Allen

Revived by Kathleen Smith Belcher
Supervisor Grischa Asagaroff
Sets and costumes Santo Loquasto
Lights York Kennedy


Gianni Schicchi Ambrogio Maestri




For the 2018-2019 season, the Accademia Project doubles up, presenting three new titles. In fact, before the summer break Ádám Fischer will lead the orchestra and the young soloists of the Accademia in a performance featuring two one-act operas, one by Salieri and the other by Puccini. Commissioned by Emperor Joseph II and performed in Schönbrunn along with Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, Prima la musica e poi le parole (“First the music and then the words”) will be directed by Grischa Asagaroff, while Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, coming to La Scala from Los Angeles in Woody Allen’s classic production, will see students of the Accademia sharing the stage with Ambrogio Maestri.