La Scala to perform in Milan airport

La Scala to perform in Milan airport


norman lebrecht

April 21, 2015

This may be a new kind of meet-and-greet service, we’re not sure.

Alexander Pereira, the Scala boss, announced at the reopening of the renovated airport that he is planning a performance there in September. Live on TV. He won’t say which opera, or parts of opera. (UPDATE: Austrian newspapers predict L’Elisir d’amore).

Perhaps we can offer some suggestions? The Magic Flight? Fidelayo? Orfeo ed Queueridico?

And could we translate Malpensa as ‘bad idea’?

malpensa airport



  • Dominic Stafford Uglow says:

    Or just Flight?

  • Erich says:

    Given the ‘efficiency’ of Italian airport services and the punctuality record of their airline, a Ring cycle in one day (and night!) might be appropriate.

  • James of Thames says:

    What a security nightmare that will be.

  • Novagerio says:

    “Repeated performances of Erwartung” Hahahahaaa! 😀