First La Scala Finta for Frederic Wake-Walker

Frederic Wake-Walker will open his production of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera at La Scala Milan next week, conducted by Diego Fasolis. The production debuted at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2014, where critics said:

“Frederic Wake-Walker’s brilliantly inspired production — the first in Glyndebourne’s history — peels away layers of artifice to reveal the human heart beating beneath…” Barry Millington, London Evening Standard, July 2014

“The plot, punctuated by faints and fits of madness, may be impossible to take seriously, but, with director Frederic Wake-Walker at the controls and Robin Ticciati catching the idiom in the pit, it emerges with irresistible charm.” Michael Church, The Independent, 30 June 2014

Frederic made his debut at La Scala with Le nozze di Figaro in 2016 (which he said at the time “[felt] like the graduation from Finta), and will return later this season for a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos.

La finta giardiniera runs at La Scala from 8 to 29 October 2018. The performance on 11 October will be live broadcast on Rai Radio 3, in recorded broadcast at 9.15pm on Rai 5 TV, and in recorded broadcast in Switzerland, Northern Europe, Korea and Japan in 8K.

For more information and tickets, see the La Scala website.

Explore the production

Listen to Frederic chatting to Katie Derham about the production ahead of its premiere in 2014 here.

Watch some behind-the-scenes footage from the Glyndebourne show below:

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