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 Germont in a contemporary (and controversial) staging by Willy Decker of La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, www.teatroallascala.org.