Milan hosts week-long flamenco festival

23-29 June. Shows, workshops and master-classes. The 11th edition of Milano Flamenco Festival returns on Saturday 23 June, based at the Piccolo Teatro Strehler in Largo Greppi, but with workshops a...

Anna Catarina Antonacci recital at La Scala

17 June. The Italian soprano, accompanied by Donald Sulzen, gives a recital of music by Respighi, Poulenc and Hahn. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, www.teatroallascala.org.Opera Notes Il 17...

“Concert for Milan” in Piazza del Duomo

10 June. La Scala Philharmonic with Chailly. One of the most eagerly awaited appointments in the classical music calendar, this year’s “Concert for Milan” will open the summer concert season on Sunda...

Schubert's Fierrabras at La Scala

5-30 June. Daniel Harding conducts the first production of Schubert's opera Fierrabras at La Scala. Schubert's operas, which have often been neglected, were given a new lease of life by the la...

Milan’s summer open-air cinema returns

4 June-12 Sept. Open-air cinema opens in four Milan locations. The popular summer programme of open-air screenings, AriAnteo, launched on 4 June with a packed summer programme, ending on 12 Septemb...

Wired Next Fest in Milan this week

25-27 May. Three days in Milan dedicated to innovation. The sixth edition of Wired Next Fest opens on Friday morning 25 May, bringing a star-studded programme of exceptional speakers from around th...

Piano City fills Milan with music

Around 470 free piano concerts all over Milan until Sunday. Starting on Thursday 17 until Sunday 20 May, there will be 470 free piano concerts in the most unexpected places in a non-stop festival p...

Harry Potter: The Exhibition to open in Milan

12 May-9 Sep. Behind the scenes with costumes and props. Saturday 12 May will see the opening of “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” in Milan’s Fabbrica del Vapore exhibition centre in Via Giulio Cesare...

Milan hosts street-food festival

9-13 May. Food and craft beers for every taste. Milan hosts the second edition of the Streeat Food Truck Festival (yes, they spell it that way) this week, with Ape-cars, carts, vans, bikes, trailer...

Serata Nureyev

24-29 May. To mark the 80th anniversary of the great dancer and choreographer's birth and the 25th anniversary of his death. The four performances of some of Nureyev's much loved roles and choreograph...

Aida at La Scala

8 May-3 June. Verdi's opera, conducted by Daniel Oren, celebrates the 95th birthday of Franco Zeffirelli with his legendary 1963 production. Kassimira Stoyanova sings the part of Aida, her third Verdi...

Milan shows off architecture with “Open House”

3rd edition of Open House Milano. Over a hundred of Milan’s trail-blazing modern buildings or historically fascinating sites will throw open their doors on the weekend of 5 and 6 May for the third...

Plogging arrives in Milan

28 April. Runners to meet on Milan’s Naviglio Grande. Combining jogging with picking up trash, the environmentally friendly sport of plogging was invented in Sweden and is now being imported to Mil...

Le Corsaire at La Scala

20 April-17 May. A much awaited production of this classic with choreography by the Canadian Anna-Marie Holmes (based on the Petipa and Sergeyev versions). Holmes first created for this choreograph...

Francesca da Rimini at La Scala

15 April-13 May. This is the first time Francesca da Rimini, inspired by D' Annunzio's novel of the same name written in 1901, returns to La Scala in six decades. Zandonai's opera, his most success...

Flowers and gardening in Milan’s St Ambrose

13-15 April. Milan basilica hosts display, workshops, tours. One of the most ancient churches in Milan will host the sixth edition of Flora et Decora this weekend, 13 to 15 April, with expert nurse...

Don Pasquale at La Scala

3 April-4 May. Riccardo Chailly conducts another Italian favourite in a new production by Davide Livermore. The comic opera, Don Pasquale, was Donizetti's first work and was performed in Paris in 1843...

Easter concert in Milan’s Duomo

28 Mar. Bach in a splendid setting. Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion is offered in Milan’s central cathedral on Holy Wednesday 28 March as the city prepares to celebrate Easter. First per...

Milan’s castle hosts major graphics exhibition

23 Mar – 1 July. Masters of the 20th century. An exhibition in Milan’s Sforza Castle is displaying over 300 drawings, etchings and art books by the most celebrated artists of the last century. The w...

FAI spring weekend offers many events across Lombardy

24-25 March. Italy’s environmental foundation opens many doors. The 26th edition of the traditional “Spring days” of FAI, Italy’s environmental foundation, the equivalent of Britain’s National Trus...

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