La Scala reopens after 133 dark nights

La Scala reopens after 133 dark nights


norman lebrecht

July 06, 2020

Give thanks tonight for the return of the crucible of Italian opera.

But fewer than 600 will be allowed in for an 8pm recital by Luca Salsi, baritone; Beatrice Rana, piano; and Mischa Maisky, cello.



  • Greg Bottini says:

    Thank heavens….
    La Scala is the beating heart of the Opera worldwide.

  • MezzoLover says:

    Wonderful concert by three superb artists – and Simone Piazzola, who performs excerpts from Don Carlo, Rigoletto and La Traviata, is sensational.

    And how fitting it is to end the concert with the love theme from Cinema Paradiso, on Mischa Maisky’s soulful cello, as an encore and a tribute to the late, great Ennio Morricone.


  • Brettermeier says:

    “La Scala reopens after 133 dark nights”

    Can’t be. There’s only one Batman. 🙂