La Scala

I Masnadieri

In Cinemas 29, 30 Nov & 1, 4 Dec 2019
Michele Mariotti
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Michele Pertusi (Massimiliano), Fabio Sartori (Carlo), Massimo Cavalletti (Francesco), Lisette Oropesa (Amalia), Alessandro Spina (Moser), Francesco Pittari (Arminio), Matteo Desole (Rolla)
Giuseppe Verdi
Sir David McVicar
Set Design
Charles Edwards
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan 18 Jun 2019
Official Event Listing
  • Dark and wonderful. Mariotti gave a very tight reading of the score with exhilarating tempi and rousing choruses, allowing the singers to come across easily. And what a first-rate cast. Lisette Oropesa making a house and role debut was glorious.
    Graham Spicer, GRAMILANO
    A beautiful production. The theatrical machine runs as precise as a clock.
    Alberto Mattioli, LA STAMPA
    Rip-roaring. McVicar channels the vitality of Verdi's opera. Oropesa made a rapturous house debut, investing Amalia with depth, authenticity and allure. The Herculean Fabio Sartori packed a mighty vocal punch.

Opera in four acts (1847)

New Production! Celebrated director Sir David McVicar and conductor Michele Mariotti team for this new La Scala production of Verdi’s stirring and exuberant early work. Created the same year as Macbeth, and based on a play by Friedrich SchillerI masnadieri ('The Robbers') is a story of criminality and conscience, centring on brotherly rivalry.

Carlo (Fabio Sartori) has been denounced after joining a gang of thieves, yet yearns to make amends with his father, Count Moor (the great Michele Pertusi) and marry his true love Amalia (rising star Lisette Oropesa, making her La Scala debut). But Carlo’s younger, 'Iago-like' brother Francesco (Massimo Cavalletti) has other ideas, plotting to gain not only his father’s wealth and power, but also Amalia’s hand.

[VIEW] Mr. Mariotti on I Masnadieri

La Scala

Milan's famous Teatro alla Scala was inaugurated on 3 August 1778. Apart from its sheer beauty and size, La Scala's acoustics are said to be perfect. One of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world, the venue is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra, as well as the La Scala Theatre Academy.

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