Frederic Wake-Walker makes his Teatro alla Scala debut

Frederic Wake-Walker makes his house debut at the Teatro alla Scala with his new production of Mozart’s much-loved classic, Le Nozze di Figaro.
Speaking to journalist Sarah Lambie, he said:
“… Figaro is the most wonderful opera and I can’t think of one that I love more – one that is more complex and intriguing. I did La Finta Giardiniera at Glyndebourne, and when I re-rehearsed that production for the tour I kept thinking ‘I’d really like to direct Figaro now’… and then I was asked to direct Figaro – a beautifully serendipitous thing!” 
Read the full interview here.
Conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, Markus Werba and Simon Keenlyside* star as the eponymous hero and the misguided Count Almaviva respectively. 
Simon Keenlyside is currently singing another of Mozart’s great roles – Don Giovanni – at the Metropolitan Opera with his final performance this Saturday 22 October, which will be broadcast live in HD in cinemas worldwide. Simon will perform Don Giovanni again this season in Vienna (with Dorothea Röschmann as Donna Elvira, January 23, 26, 29, 2017) and Bilbao (February 18, 21, 24 & 27), as well as the title role in Macbeth (with Jongmin Park as Banquo, 8, 11, 14 & 17 December) and his first Golaud (Pelleas et Mélisande, June 2017) at the Wiener Staatsoper.
The premiere of Figaro on 26 October will be broadcast live on RAI Radio3 while the 2 November performance will be broadcast live on television on RAI 5 and in cinemas.  
Le nozze di Figaro opens at Teatro alla Scala on 26 October 2016 and runs until 27 November. Find out more on La Scala’s website.

*selected performances: 8, 10, 16, 19, 24 & 27 November
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