La Scala is about to announce a long-term baroque project with Cecilia Bartoli.
Bartoli will sing Giulio Cesare in 2019 with Philippe Jarousky and Bejun Mehta in a new production by Robert Carsen. It will be followed by Semele in 2020 and Ariodante in 2021.
La Scala has its own baroque ensemble, founded three years ago and performing one opera each year (la finta giardiniera is next). It is now trying to create a joint period instrument ensemble with Teatro di San Carlo in Naples.