The first night of La Scala’s new season, always held on December 7, will have no opera and no audience this year.
Instead it has cameos from: Ildar Abdrazakov, Roberto Alagna, Carlos Alvarez, Piotr Beczala, Benjamin Bernheim, Eleonora Buratto, Marianne Crebassa, Placido Domingo, Juan Diego Florez, Elina Garanca, Vittorio Grigolo, Jonas Kaufmann, Aleksandra Kurzak, Francesco Meli, Camilla Nylund, Kristine Opolais, Lisette Oropesa, Marina Rebeka, Ludovic Tezier, and Sonya Yoncheva.
Music director Riccardo Chailly will conduct the Scala orchestra and chorus.
Anyone feeling left out?
Oh, a significant omission.