La Scala


In Cinemas 29, 30 Jan & 2 Feb 2022
Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Luca Salsi (Macbeth), Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth), Ildar Abdrazakov (Banquo), Francesco Meli (Macduff), Chiara Isotton (Lady Macbeth’s Dame), Iván Ayón Rivas (Malcolm)
Giuseppe Verdi
Davide LIvermore
Set Design
Giò Forma
3h22 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 7 Dec 2021
Official Event Listing
  • Exemplary. Lived up to all expectations. Riccardo Chailly conducted the orchestra in a loving, affectionate reading of the score. An explosion of sound and fury, enough to make your hair stand on end.
    Laura Servidei, BACHTRACK

Opera in four acts (1865 critical edition, with “Mal per me che m’affidai” inserted from the 1847 edition)

New Production! Palace Opera & Ballet is once again delighted to present the gala opening of the new opera season at La Scala - the biggest event in the Italian musical calendar.

This year, Musical Director Riccardo Chailly completes the series of interpretations of Giuseppe Verdi’s “youthful trilogy” (after ‘Giovanna d’Arco’ and ‘Attila’) with Macbeth, the composer’s magnificent opera on Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Staged by visionary director Davide Livermore, with Giò Forma’s stage designers and costumes by Gianluca Falaschi, the grand cast is led by Anna Netrebko and Luca Salsi as the murderous Macbeths, alongside Francesco Meli as Macduff and Ildar Abdrazakov as Banco. 

The live, prime-time broadcast in Italy was a spectacular success, with over 2.64 million people tuning in.

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.

See more productions from: La Scala & All'Opera Italiana