Lucio Silla

Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 26 February to 17 March 2015
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet Company of the Teatro alla Scala

New production
in coproduction with Mozarteum Foundation and Salzburg Festival


Running Time: 3 hours 15 minutes intermission included


Conductor Marc Minkowski
Staging Marshall Pynkoski
Sets and costumes Antoine Fontaine
Choreography Jeannette Zingg
Lights Hervé Gary


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

Notes on performaces

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.


With the support of