Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Frederic Wake-Walker directs first new production of Le nozze di Figaro at La Scala for 30 years

Frederic Wake-Walker in rehearsal with cast of Le nozze di Figaro at La Scala - Photo credit BresciaAmisano ©Teatro alla Scala
Frederic Wake-Walker in rehearsal with cast of Le nozze di Figaro
Photo credit BresciaAmisano ©Teatro alla Scala
Frederic Wake-Walker, the artistic director of Mahogany Opera, is directing Le nozze di Figaro at La Scala, Milan in a production which opens on 26 October 2016. It is the first new production of Mozart's opera at La Scala for 30 years. The production follows in the footsteps of Giorgio Strehler's production which has held sway at La Scala for the last 30 years.

Wake-Walker's recent work has included Mozart's La finta giardiniera at Glyndebourne as well as Hans Krasa's Brundibar (see my review) and HK Gruber's Gloria, a pigtale with Mahogany Opera Group, plus Lost in Thought (music and concept by Rolf Hind), the world's first mindfulness opera.

Wake-Walker's new production of Le nozze di Figaro opens at La Scala on October 26, with Diana Damrau (Countess), Marianne Crebassa (Cherubino), Golda Schultz (Susanna), Markus Werba (Figaro), Carlos Álvarez/Simon Keenlyside (Count), conducted by Franz Welser-Most.

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