Wednesday, October 24, 2012

La Bohéme, Teatro alla Scala, Milano 22. Oct 2012

Giacomo Puccini

Teatro alla Scala, Milano 22. Oct 2012

Conductor: Daniele Rustioni
Staging and sets: Franco Zeffirelli
Costumes: Piero Tosi

Rodolfo: Piotr Beczala
Schaunard: Massimo Cavalletti
Benoît: Domenico Colaianni
Mimì: Anna Netrebko
Marcello: Fabio Capitanucci
Colline: Marco Spotti
Alcindoro: Matteo Peirone
Musetta: Ellie Dehn
Parpignol: Cristiano Cremonini
Sergente dei doganieri: Ernesto Panariello
Un doganiere: Roberto Lorenzi
Un venditore ambulante: Marco Voleri

The following report and photos have been sent to me by one of the Blog readers that has attended this show:

Yesterday I was in La Scala for Boheme with Anna: of course it was a big success, especially for her. She was surely the best singer of the evening, and in my opinion the best Mimì of everytime.

I met a person that attended Zeffirelli's La Boheme at La Scala with Karajan and Mirella Freni, and he told me that Anna is very close to Freni. This is an enormous compliment!.

There was a lot of young people and a lot of foreigners in the audience. In my box, for example, there were a Japanese guy and a young girl from New York, both came to Milan especially to attend La Boheme with Anna.

Her portrait of Mimì is perfect for Zeffirelli's production: very romantic, sweet and tender. Also vocally, Anna used a lot of sweet notes, mezza-voce high notes with a perfect control of the voice and a very very sweet and beautiful bright sound. It was almost a bel-canto performace. In any case, her voice is now so big and round, that also piano notes are big and overcome the orchestra. Not exactly the same for her colleagues....

The final act was incredible. Anna performace as singer and actress was so intense that the audiece was in a religious silence; Mimì was so real on the stage, she was magnetic and kept the complete attention on her.

At the first courtain call, she appeared moved; in the following instead she was very happy.

At the end of the performance I waited for her to take some photos and ask her for some autographs. See attached some photos. Anna was very kind and had a big patience because it was a lot of people; It was also a chinese girl who cried taking her photo with Anna because of the big emotion, and Anna embrassed her; and an old man that asked to Anna for a kiss and she was very kind with him: her heart is surely big, on the stage and out of it.

Unfortunatly next year Anna will not sing in Italy, italian theatres will loose a big opportunity and a big artist (probably the only one in opera actually).

Anna Netrebko, La Bohème, Teatro alla Scala, Milano 22. Oct 2012
Anna Netrebko, La Bohème, Teatro alla Scala, Milano 22. Oct 2012
Anna Netrebko, La Bohème, Teatro alla Scala, Milano 22. Oct 2012
Anna Netrebko, La Bohème, Teatro alla Scala, Milano 22. Oct 2012


1 comment:

  1. I wasn't a fan when I first heard all the hype about Anna Netrebko partying and intimidating interviewers. Then I heard her singing Pie Jesu - and now I'm a convert!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...