Teatro alla Scala announces 2016/17 season

Last week, Teatro alla Scala announced their 2016/17 season which begins in December this year. Below is a round-up of the many contributions from Askonas Holt artists.
Highlights include house debuts for James Platt and Rosa Feola (the latter in a new production of Rossini’s ‘La Gazza Ladra’), as well as a new production of Weber’s ‘Der Freischütz’ conducted by Myung-Whun Chung.
View the full season here.
Don Carlo’ – 17 January to 26 May 2017
Myung-Whun Chung (cond.)
Falstaff’ – 2 to 21 February 2017
Zubin Mehta (cond.)
La Traviata’ – 28 February to 14 March 2017
Ailyn Pérez (Violetta)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ – 16 March to 5 April 2017
Markus Werba (Sixtus Beckmesser)
James Platt (Ortel) *house debut*
La Gazza Ladra’ – 12 April to 7 May 2017 – new production
Rosa Feola (Ninetta) *house debut*
La bohème’ – 7 June to 14 July
Ailyn Pérez (Mimì)
Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail’ – 17 June to 1 July 2017
Zubin Mehta (cond.)
Der Freischütz’ – 10 October to 2 November 2017
Myung-Whun Chung (cond.)
Nabucco’ – 24 October to 19 November 2017
Mikhail Petrenko (Zaccaria)
8 and 10 October 2016 – Verdi’s Requiem Mass, featuring bass Dmitry Belosselskiy 
23 October 2016Lars Vogt performs Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ concerto with Antonio Pappano and Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
3 December 2016 – Maria João Pires plays Mozart and Schubert to mark 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death
20 and 21 January 2017 – Chicago Symphony Orchestra on tour, conducted by Riccardo Muti, perform Hindemith, Elgar, Strauss and more
23 to 25 January 2017Zubin Mehta conducts Mahler Symphony No.5
23 to 26 June 2017Bernard Haitink conducts Beethoven ‘Missa solemnis’, with bass Hanno Müller-Brachmann 
Zubin Mehta (cond.)
Teatro alla Scala’s 2015/16 season continues until November 2016, with remaining performances including:
Der Rosenkavalier’ – 4 June to 2 July
Zubin Mehta (cond.)
Christiane Karg (Sophie) *house debut*
Benjamin Bernheim (Italian singer) *house debut*
Simon Boccanegra’ – 18 June to 8 July 2016
Myung-Whun Chung (cond.)
Dmitry Belosselskiy (Jacopo Fiesco)
The Turn of the Screw’ – 14 September to 17 October 2016 – new production
Ian Bostridge (The Prologue/Peter Quint)
Miah Persson (The Governess)
Jennifer Johnston (Mrs. Grose)
Le Nozze di Figaro’ – 26 October to 27 November 2016 – new production
Frederic Wake-Walker (dir.)
Simon Keenlyside (Il Conte: 8, 10, 16, 24, 27 Nov)
Markus Werba (Figaro)
Porgy and Bess’ – 13 to 23 November 2016 – new production
Angel Blue (Clara)
Our Tours & Projects Department is also working with Teatro alla Scala on their upcoming tour to Asia, with performances of both Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and ‘Simon Boccanegra’ in Shanghai and Seoul. Performances are on 29, 31 August and 3, 4 September, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung.
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