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  • light rain2  Lucia Lacarra Marlon Dino (1)
  • LA ROSE MALADE Maria Eichwald Mick Zeni   ph Brescia e Amisano Teatro alla Scala  054K61A4671 x
  • carmen tagliata
  • la morte del cigno Svetlana Zakharova   ph Pierluigi  Abbondanza 2 495
  • three preludes lacarra   dino  3
  • Romeo e Giulietta   Massimo Murru   ph Marco Brescia Teatro alla Scala  IMG 6565
  • spartacus   Vinogradova   Vasiliev 1 ph   Ekaterina Vladimirova
  • bolle prototype
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
30, 31 October

Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala


Svetlana Zakharova, Roberto Bolle, Massimo Murru

Nicoletta Manni, Claudio Coviello, Mick Zeni 
Maria Eichwald, Melissa Hamilton, Lucia Lacarra
Polina Semionova, Alina Somova, Maria Vinogradova
Marlon Dino, Leonid Sarafanov, Ivan Vasiliev


Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes intermission included 

Conductor David Coleman


Three Preludes

Lucia Lacarra, Marlon Dino

choreography Ben Stevenson

music Sergej Rachmaninov


Piano Roberto Cominati

from L'histoire de Manon

Pas de deux

Act I, Scene II

Melissa Hamilton, Claudio Coviello

choreography Kenneth MacMillan

music Jules Massenet

La rose malade

Maria Eichwald, Mick Zeni

ballet by Roland Petit

music Gustav Mahler

Grand Pas Classique

Alina Somova, Leonid Sarafanov

choreography Victor Gsovskij

music Daniel-François Auber

from Carmen

Pas de deux

Polina Semionova, Roberto Bolle

ballet by Roland Petit

music Georges Bizet

The Dying Swan

Svetlana Zakharova

choreography Michail Fokin

music Camille Saint-Saëns

from Don Chisciotte

Grand Pas de deux


Nicoletta Manni, Ivan Vasiliev

choreography Marius Petipa

music Ludwig Minkus

from Light Rain

Pas de deux

Lucia Lacarra, Marlon Dino

choreography Gerald Arpino
music Douglas Adams e Russ Gauthier

from Romeo and Juliet

Pas de deux

Act I, Scene VI

Maria Eichwald, Massimo Murru

choreography Kenneth MacMillan

music Sergej Prokof’ev

from Spartacus

Pas de deux

Maria Vinogradova, Ivan Vasiliev

choreography Yuri Grigorovich

music Aram Il'ič Chačaturjan


Roberto Bolle

concept and choreography Massimiliano Volpini

original music Piero Salvatori produced by Fausto Dasè

visual effects and video editing Avantgarde Numerique and Xchanges Vfx Design

from Le Corsaire

Pas de deux

Svetlana Zakharova, Leonid Sarafanov

choreography Marius Petipa

music Riccardo Drigo

During the performance there will be a live streaming from the backstage on La Scala’s website and La Scala’s Youtube channel


The show will be filmed by RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana 

and broadcast live on 30 October on the national and international networks, and on digital movie network.

Live broadcast: Italy, RAI 5; Czech Republic, Ceska televiza;  Russia, Vgtrk

Pre-recorded Broadcast: Slovenia, RTV Slovenija; Japan, Tohokushinsha

Live broadcast at the cinema: All’opera in France, francophone countries in Europe and Spain; Abramorama in USA

Pre-recorded broadcast at the cinema: Palace Entertainment in Australia; SDC Corea in Republic of Korea; Sony in Japan; Latin America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy

Notes on performances

Continuing the tradition of the Grand Gala at La Scala, an opportunity to quench your thirst for ballet, for spectacle and for highest quality entertainment, this season coincides with the closing dates of the Expo and espouses, symbolically, its spirit of bringing together, this time through ballet, some outstanding international talent. La Scala’s étoiles, Svetlana Zakharova, Roberto Bolle and Massimo Murru, will do the honours of the house alongside the Corps de Ballet and international stars: on stage will be the most beloved ballets, virtuoso performances, the most spoken-about names and the new stars to be discovered. All this is Gala des Etoiles, a tribute to ballet-loving audiences through its protagonists.