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Agrippina

  • Robert Carsen 564946BADG ph Rudy Amisano
  • 0JB1609©Jean Baptiste Millot
  • Christophe Dumaux ©PierreTouret
  • VISTOLI Carlo (2)
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 17 to 30 October 2020
Georg Friedrich Händel

Running Time: 3 hours 30 minutes intermissions included

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra

Theater an der Wien production

Conductor  Gianluca Capuano
Staging Robert Carsen
Sets and costumes Gideon Davey
Lights

Robert Carsen e Peter van Praet

Playwright

Ian Burton

CAST

Agrippina

Stéphanie d'Oustrac

Nerone Christophe Dumaux
Ottone Carlo Vistoli
Claudio Brandon Cedel
Pallante Mattia Olivieri

NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE

 

Within its project to perform 18th-century works on original instruments undertaken with the Orchestra musicians, La Scala has begun to stage Georg Friedrich Handel’s operas in an organic and philologically reliable way. After Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, Tamerlano and Giulio Cesare in Egitto, it is now the turn of Agrippina, Handel’s first operatic masterpiece composed in 1709 at the end of his three-year trip to Italy. Agrippina, staged for the first time at La Scala, had a pivotal role in the modern rediscovery of Handel, also thanks to its witty, satirical libretto by Vincenzo Grimani. The production by Robert Carsen has already won popular and critical acclaim at the Theater an der Wien. On this occasion the Milanese Gianluca Capuano, one of the most sought-after conductors for this repertoire (but not only), will make his debut at La Scala, while the opera’s amazing parade of breathtaking coloratura arias will be sung by Stephanie d’Oustrac, Christophe Dumaux, Carlo Vistoli, Brandon Cedel, and Mattia Olivieri.