22 June-9 July. This is a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera and the Bayerische Staatsoper, conducted by Carlo Pizzi and directed by Luc Bondy.
It was not well received Met audience when it was first performed in 2009 after 20 years of the well-tried and loved Zeffirelli favourite.
Used to the sumptuous Rome-based Zeffirelli interpretation, Bondy's version is devoid of those special Roman settings and although it has been revised since then it is still a far cry from the Zeffirelli vision.
Béatrice Uria-Monzon takes the part of Tosca for the first time at La Scala and Željko Lučić sings Scarpia.