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 and then at La Scala the following year. The role of Don Pasquale is sung by the Italian baritone Ambrogio Maestri, Norina by Rosa Feola and Ernesto by Edgardo Rocha.
Turin-born Livermore is now one of the most sought-after Italian opera directors abroad and has been the sovrintende and artistic director of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia since 2015. One of his favourite projects is to take opera out of the traditional opera theatres and take it to new street audiences, from the back of a lorry, but always at the same high standard. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, www.teatroallascala.org.