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La Gioconda

  • Adam Fisher 644646BADG ph Brescia e Amisano
  • CUT David Livermore ph Brescia e Amisano © Teatro alla Scala  644738BADG
  • Saioa Hernandez ph Lourdes Balduque Gallery
  • Daniela Barcellona 659338BADG ph Brescia e Amisano
  • Francesco Meli 675934BADG ph Brescia e Amisano SITO
  • Tagliavini photo6 VictorSantiago
  • Luca Salsi 675710BADG ph Brescia e Amisano
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 10 to 29 November 2020
Amilcare Ponchielli

Running Time: 3 hours 40 minutes intermissions included

Teatro alla Scala Chorus, Orchestra and Ballet Company

New Teatro alla Scala production

Conductor Ádám Fischer
Staging Davide Livermore
Sets Giò Forma
Costumes Mariana Fracasso

CAST

La Gioconda Saioa Hernández
Laura Adorno Daniela Barcellona
Alvise Badoero Roberto Tagliavini
La cieca Judit Kutasi
Enzo Grimaldo Francesco Meli
Barnaba Luca Salsi
Zuane Fabrizio Beggi
Isepo Francesco Pittari

 

The performance on 10 November 2020 will be broadcast live on the radio.

 

NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE

 

Amilcare Ponchielli’s La Gioconda based on a libretto by Arrigo Boito (signed with the
pseudonym Tobia Gorrio), whose premiere took place at La Scala in 1876, is a masterpiece that must be known in order to comprehend the evolution of melodrama in the second half of the nineteenth century, oscillating between tradition and the cultural
stirrings of the “Scapigliatura”: a lurid drama in the shadows of an opulent and menacing Venice, perfect material for a director with the narrative talent of Davide Livermore, who returns at the end of the Season in a team with the set designers of Giò Forma and the costume designer Mariana Fracasso. La Gioconda is famous also because the six voice types are equally represented, with demanding arias that are sure to enthral audiences. The cast consists of Saioa Hernández, Francesco Meli, Daniela Barcellona, Luca Salsi, Judit Kutasi and Roberto Tagliavini, Ádám Fischer conducting.

 

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