The gala will be a feast of extracts from operas we always plan to watch from beginning to end. The world is, after all, packed with forgotten masterpieces with a single immortal aria or duet. For singers, a gala is a 100 -metre sprint while a full opera is like running a marathon. No need to conserve their strength or worry their heads about tactics; just get up and go! Opera is the finest of ways to celebrate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and Finland, in addition with the world’s leading opera singers.
The La Scala visit has been made possible by a substantial grant by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.
The visit is also sponsored by LocalTapiola and Andritz.
Conductor: Michele Mariotti