20 May- 1 June. There will nine performances of this choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti set to chamber music by Handel. This is a world premiere for La Scala, with stars Roberto Bolle and Svetlana Zakharova (20, 21, 23 and 24 May). Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodramamatici 2, www.teatroallascala.org.
6 May-6 June. In the wake of two Italian operas Mozart returns to La Scala with Don Giovanni conducted by Paavo Jarvi making his opera debut at La Scala. This is the 2011-2012 production directed by Robert Carsons. American baritone Thomas Hampson sings the lead role, coming from a magnificent and sensitive interpretation of
Two months of fine-art photography. From 20 April to 20 June, Milano Photofestival will offer the best contributions to the world of fine-art photography in exhibition spaces across the metropolitan area. Reflecting Milan’s increased significance as a touristic and cultural centre, this year’s edition is sub-titled “Reality and Future – From Milan to the World”.
13 April-17 Sept. “New York New York – Italian Art at the Rediscovery of America” is divided between Milan’s Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d’Italia, with over 150 works by Italian artists who travelled, lived, worked and exhibited in the United States, and in particular in New York. The exhibition illustrates the stories of
1 Apr-25 June: From etchings to photography. Milan’s central Castello Sforzesco is the setting for an exhibition of the many reproductions inspired by Leonardo’s Last Supper, located nearby in the city’s convent of S. Maria delle Grazie. One of the world’s most famous paintings, the Cenacolo (as Jesus’ last supper with his disciples is called
First of this year’s series of Saturday events. The city’s botanical gardens will be open free to the public on the afternoon of Saturday 8 April with a programme for adults and children. Starting at 14.00 and continuing until 17.30, students from scientific high-schools will conduct guided tours around the almost 25,000 sqm gardens, created
24 Mar-4 June. Exhibition inspired by pope’s visit. The visit of Pope Francis to Milan and Monza on 24 March provided the inspiration for a special exhibition of paintings of the saints particularly revered over the centuries in Milan and Rome at the Palazzo Reale. Works by Tiziano, Guercino and Maratta are among the 44
Exhibition includes many works never seen before. 21 Feb-8 June. Milan’s royal palace hosts an exhibition of over 100 works by the American artist and social activist Keith Haring. The exhibition aims to explore the sources of the inspiration which Haring drew from contemporary and classical art, the Renaissance and archaeology. Arguably best known for the
28 Feb-14 March. Anna Netrebko (9,11,14 March) Leo Nucci and Francesco Meli sing in this Liliana Cavani 1990 production of Verdi’s ever-popular work. It is conducted by Nello Santi making his debut with a Verdi opera at La Scala. Ailyn Perez alternates with Netrebko in the role of Violetta on (28 Feb and 3, 5
Starting 28 Jan: Initiative by Touring Club Italiano The fascinating state archive of Milan will be open every Saturday until further notice, starting 28 January, for guided visits led by TCI volunteers. The beautiful 17th-century building in Via Senato 10 holds over 180,000 items including files, maps and other documents, as well as 150,000 parchments,
Milan is running a new experiment in teleworking from 22 to 26 May, this time much ...