Exclusive: Details of La Scala’s new season

Exclusive: Details of La Scala’s new season


norman lebrecht

April 01, 2016

Alexander Pereira disclsoed the season yesterday at a meeting with union representatives. Here are the leaks we have received:

Music director Riccardo Chailly will open the season in December 2016 with Madam Butterfly directed by the somewhat outspoken Latvian, Alvis Hermanis.



Chailly will later conduct Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra with the Oscar winning film director Gabriele Salvatores.

Other highlights include:

Don Carlo Chung/Peter Stein,

Falstaff Mehta/Michieletto

and a new opera by Salvatore Sciarrino.

Full details will be announced mid-May.



  • Eddie Mars says:

    Well, there’s a Madam Butterfly we can easily pass on. Talentless fascist berk. I hope the entire production is boycotted. Avowed Neonazis like Hermanis shouldn’t be able to find work anywhere in the EU.

  • Edgar Brenninkmeyer says:

    A more creative way to approach and confront Hermanis with his own idiocy would be to have, say, one hundred asylum seekers in the front rows of the house on opening night ( and for the remaining performances as well), evrry one of them clearly visible to him when he comes onstage to take his bow. He then would, according to his logic, have to cross La Scala off his list as well. He can find gainful employment in Hungary, I am sure.