La Traviata: La Scala Inaugural season video

La Traviata: La Scala Inaugural season
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La Scala is the temple of Italian opera. Like every year, yesterday we had the first evening is that inaugurates the season of performances at this prestigious theater. Here artists  as Verdi, Puccini, Toscanini, Callas, Pavarotti  have had their consecration.
This year it was decided to stage the author of the best-known Italian opera Giuseppe Verdi, with his most famous work: La Traviata.
If the musical direction has been very successful, the direction it had not, as he staged La Traviata 'too modern'.

Eleven minutes of applause for La Traviata by Verdi , with the direction of Maestro Daniele Gatti and directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov , opened the season at La Scala tonight . Disapproval , and many '' boo '' directed .
" It seems to me that we are the keepers of the tradition that they are angry with the director, but this happens ." He said the President of the Italian Republic , Giorgio Napolitano , leaving the Scala, after witnessing the Traviata . "It ' been a great staging - he added - . Orchestra, director and cast all of the first order .''

"When there is attention there is injury, warm and attentive audience showed intellectual honesty ", said the director Daniele Gatti said the outcome of the first he directed La Traviata at Teatro alla Scala, which has garnered a lot of applause , but also many boos , even addressed to him . "This is the theater, who has worked at the Opera has offered a strong idea and it's nice that the public tell her , split - he observed - is more interesting than unify "
The manager is convinced that "someone will go home happy, instead someone will have something on which to meditate and maybe even change his judgment." For what concerns him, Gatti points out: "I'm not party to dare, but to present my reading of Traviata, no sling but listening to the heart and brain." Concerning the allegations director, however, said: "The director brings his idea of ​​art, and I groom this idea because they are partners." Remains strong emotion "to be here to direct Verdi in my city, in a theater - he concluded - in my heart."

It 'started at 18 with a minute of silence for the death of Nelson Mandela's' La Traviata,' Verdi's opera which opens the season at the Teatro alla Scala 2013/2014. The evening was in fact dedicated to the great protagonist of the struggle against apartheid, died two days ago.


To attend the first performance of La Traviata at La Scala in Milan , the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano , the Senate Pietro Grasso , the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, the Minister of Culture Massimo Bray and former Prime Minister Mario Monti. Before the start of the work in the square in front of the staircase there were the usual complaints , although , until now , the situation has always been kept under control by the police. The only tense moment came when some young party Forza Italia , a dozen , with the intention of challenging the higher authorities present.

They were the others standing committees antisfratto , the base unions , to challenge them. The group has gone escorted by the police. Among the other guests of the evening, the President of the Court Livia Pomodoro , regional president , Roberto Maroni , the mayor of Milan Giuliano Pisapia , Giorgio Armani , John Elkann and his wife Lavinia , the superintendent will replace Stephane Lissner , Alexander Pereira, Claudia Buccellati , Carla Fracci, Laura Teso , Saverio Borrelli, Gabriella Dompè and Lella Curiel .

La Scala of Milan wanted to remember Nelson Mandela with a minute of silence that was preceded by a round of applause and a standing ovation by the entire audience standing , including the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano and President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso.

Two surprises for inmates of San Vittore at the First Scale : the presence of the Minister of Justice Clerks for the live show of La Traviata and the call of President Napolitano , who made a Christmas card explaining that he '' inspired by the visit San Vittore '' for the message to both Houses on prisons .


  • La Scala é il tempio italiano della musica lirica. Come ogni anno, ieri si é avuta la prima serata che inaugura la stagione delle rappresentazioni in questo prestigioso teatro. Qui artisti come Verdi, Puccini, Toscanini, Callas, Pavarotti ( solo per fare alcuni nomi) hanno avuto la loro consacrazione. Quest'anno si é deciso di mettere in scena l'autore di musica lirica italiana più conosciuto: Giuseppe Verdi, con la sua opera più conosciuta: La Traviata.
  • Se la direzione musicale ha avuto molto successo, la regia ne ha avuto meno, in quanto secondo i critici ha messo in scena una Traviata 'troppo moderna'.

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