By purchasing the SEWF 2015 ticket you will have the opportunity to attend the official Dressed Reharsal of Gioachino Rossini’s Othello at La Scala Theatre, one of the most famous theaters in the world. For over two hundred years it has hosted internationally recognized artists and has been commissioner of opera works that are still running in many opera houses around the world.
In order to reserve your ticket to La Scala, you should:
– send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
– access your account, through the My Account page, and log in with the user name and password you were provided with when you bought your SEWF ticket.
– fill in the form providing your name, surname, order number (which you received via e-mail), number of tickets you would like to reserve, according to the number of SEWF tickets you bought.
Once the payment is completed, you will receive an e-mail confirming the registration that will allow you to take your ticket at SEWF2015 counter, set up on July 1st at the Foyer of La Scala Theatre.
Date: 1st July 2015 from 11,00 to 12,15
Registration time: 9:30 – 10:30
Opera time/When 11:00 – 12.15 (Once the rehearsal has started, it will not be possible to enter the room or get out early)
Address: via Filodrammatici, 2, 20121 Milano
How to get there: MM1 Red Line – MM3 Yellow Line – Duomo stop – map
Dress Code e Scala’s Rules: we invite you to read the house rules, as reported on the official La Scala website. Read more
Desk Info SEWF 2015: At the Teatro alla Scala there will be a SEWF desk where you will receive your ticket showing the booking confirmation
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala
Sung in Italian with electronic libretto in Italian, English
Notes on the performances
Prior to the version by Verdi, Italian theatres of the past had for decades staged Rossini’s Otello, which was subsequently revived only occasionally.It hasn’t been staged at La Scala since 1870. The rarity of this title in the programmes of the Twentieth century was also linked to the difficulty of the bel canto required by this extraordinary “serious opera” and especially to the efforts necessitated in bringing together the three great tenors required in the cast: but here we will have an awe-inspiring trio, with Juan Diego Flórez, Gregory Kunde and Edgardo Rocha competing in the most daring and spectacular trills. The role of Desdemona, which Rossini wrote for his future wife Isabella Colbran, will come back to life through the voice of Olga Peretyatko, acclaimed in last season’s The Tsar’s Wife. This classic title features scenery and costumes inspired by the modernity of the famous German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer, and is conducted by John Elliot Gardiner, whose origins in Baroque music with original instruments guarantees a historically accurate interpretation of the period.
Conductor: John Elliot Gardiner
Staging: Jürgen Flimm
Sets and costumers: Anselm Kiefer
Otello: Gregory Kunde
Desdemona: Olga Peretyatko
Elmiro Barberico: Roberto Tagliavini
Rodrigo: Juan Diego Flórez
Jago: Edgardo Rocha
Emilia: Annalisa Stroppa
Doge: Nicola Pamio