Fracci Gala 2024 ph Lelli e Masotti © Teatro alla Scala


Gala Fracci

08:00 PM

Gala Fracci

19 April 2024

Third edition

Principals, Soloists and Artists of the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company

Guest artists

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra


from Swan Lake

choreography and staging Rudolf Nureyev 
from Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov 
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
From Act II
Maria Celeste Losa Timofej Andrijashenko
Soloists and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company


choreography Simone Valastro
Music Ólafur Arnalds
Recorded music
Antonella Albano Massimo Garon 

from La Sylphide

choreography August Bournonville 
Music Herman Severin Løvenskjold
From Act II: Pas de deux
Vittoria Valerio Claudio Coviello

from Luce

choreography Andrea Crescenzi 
Music from “The Light” by Philip Glass
Linda Giubelli  Navrin Turnbull  Domenico Di Cristo

from La bella addormentata nel bosco

choreography da Marius Petipa     
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
From Act III: Gran pas de deux  
Marianela Nuñez Vadim Muntagirov

La luna

Choreography Maurice Béjart
revived by Luciana Savignano
Music Johann Sebastian Bach
Laura Marzadori, violin
Takahiro Yoshikawa, harpsichord
Nicoletta Manni

from Paquita

Choreography Marius Petipa 
Music Ludwig Minkus
from Divertissement: adagio and coda
Martina Arduino Marco Agostino
and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company

Donizetti Pas de deux

Choreography Manuel Legris 
Music Gaetano Donizetti
Alice Mariani Nicola Del Freo

from The Bat

Ballett by Roland Petit
Choreographic supervision Luigi Bonino
Music Johann Strauss (figlio)
Act I – Scenes III
Virna Toppi  Christian Fagetti
Luana Saullo

Pas de deux from Diamonds

Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust 
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Olga Smirnova Jacopo Tissi
The performance of Pas de Deux from Diamonds, a Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust.

In Your Black Eyes Choreography Patrick de Bana 
Music Ezio Bosso
Recorded music
Roberto Bolle
from Coppélia Choreography Alexei Ratmansky
Music Léo Delibes
From Act III 
Nicoletta Manni Timofej Andrijashenko
Linda Giubelli Navrin Turnbull Gaia Andreanò Rinaldo Venuti
Soloists and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
with the participation of the students of the Teatro alla Scala Academy's Ballet School

In brief

The tribute by La Scala and its artists to Carla Fracci, who was and remains a cardinal figure in the history of dance, continues in the 2023-2024 Season. Hers is a story of talent, perseverance, and work that has inspired and continues to inspire generations of young people, and not only in the world of ballet.

To honour this legendary étoile, the Ballet Director Manuel Legris has instituted a seasonal gala to celebrate international dance and ballet in her name, and to look beyond the milestones in the repertoire to new and contemporary creativity.

Detailed cast