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Lucio Silla

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet Company of the Teatro alla Scala

New production
in coproduction with Mozarteum Foundation and Salzburg Festival


From 26 February to 17 March 2015

Running Time: 3 hours 15 minutes intermission included

Sung in Italian with electronic libretto in Italian, English

Notes on the performancesOpen 
This dramatic opera is associated with one of Mozart’s sojourns in Milan. The Austrian genius was sixteen when he composed this jewel of bel canto dedicated to the general and dictator of Ancient Rome: Lucio Silla made its debut on 26 December 1772, when he was almost seventeen. It was the third opera that Amadeus had staged in the Regio Ducal Theatre (maliciously burned to the ground three years later), which at the time was located in the courtyard of the Royal Palace (La Scala subsequently rose from its ashes, fortunately in masonry…). Staging is by Marshall Pynkoski, the Canadian stage director specialized in Eighteenth-century operas with particular insights into Baroque dance, drama and gestures. The cast – including Marianne Crebassa and Lenneke Ruiten - is stellar, as the opera demands.


Marc Minkowski
Marshall Pynkoski
Sets and costumes
Antoine Fontaine
Jeannette Zingg
Hervé Gary


Lucio Silla
Kresimir Spicer
Lenneke Ruiten
Marianne Crebassa
Lucio Cinna
Inga Kalna
Giulia Semenzato

«I am very sorry that I have to withdraw from the performances of “Lucio Silla”. I have been suffering from a very persistent bronchitis and need rest to fully recover from this. I am very sad not to sing Lucio Silla, but am looking forward to returning to La Scala very soon.»
Rolando Villazón

With the support of
Teatro alla Scala