The robbers are back on the programme again after a long time in hiding. Once again the irresistible music steamrolls the idealistic social criticism of Schiller’s play. Our attention is caught by the bickering brothers vying for the attention of their father and the cute soprano. But oh dear: the father and the nasty brother go mad, the nice brother ends up a robber and the soprano gets killed. Verdi wrote the soprano role for star coloratura Jenny Lind, which explains the breath-taking vocal acrobatics.
The legendary La Scala, Milan was Verdi’s own opera house and it still stands in a league of its own in the operatic world. The production of I masnadieri directed by David McVicar will just have been premiered in summer 2019 when it comes in Savonlinna.
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.
17.7. & 20.7.2019 AT 19
Sung in Italian.
Finnish and English surtitles
Duration about 2,5 hours. One interval.
Cast includes: Michele Pertusi, Fabio Sartori, Massimo Cavalletti, Alessandro Spina
Chorus of Teatro alla Scala
Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala