March 31, 2019
On March 31, 2019 Massimo Cavalletti will return to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan as Lescaut in a new production of Manon Lescaut by David Pountney, conducted by Riccardo Chailly. He will be joined by soprano Maria José Siri in the title role, Marcelo Álvarez as Des Grieux, Carlo Lepore Geronte and Alessandro Scotto Di Luzio Edmondo. There will be eight further performances, running through April 27, 2019.
Cavalletti has received high praise as Lescaut, last singing it in the premier of the Metropolitan Opera’s Richard Eyre staging in 2016, which was broadcast to movie theaters around the world as part of the Met in HD series. Lescaut is only one of the baritone’s several acclaimed Puccini roles, which also include the title role in Gianni Schicchi and Marcello in La Boheme, the latter of which he has sung at La Scalla under Maestro Gustavo Dudamel in the Zefferelli staging and at the Salzburg Festival, among other venues.
Following Manon Lescaut, Cavalletti will return to La Scala to make his role debut as Francesco in a new production of I masnadieri, a role which he will also sing in the same production as it tours to the Savonlinna Opera Festival in July 2019, as well as Belcore in L’Elisir d’amore. Further future engagements this season include Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore and Marcello in La bohème at the Teatro Verdi Salerno.
Information about Manon Lescaut at the Teatro alla Scala:
Manon Lescaut: María José Siri; Des Grieux: Marcelo Álvarez / Roberto Aronica; Lescaut: Massimo Cavalletti; Geronte: Carlo Lepore; Edmondo/Maestro di ballo/Lampionaio: Marco Ciaponi/Alessandro Scotto Di Luzio; L’Oste: Emanuele Cordaro; Un musico: Alessandra Visentin; Sergente degli Arcieri: Daniele Antonangeli; Un comandante di marina: Gianluca Breda; Musici: Barbara Lavarian, Roberta Salvati, Silvia Spruzzola, Julija Samnsonova, Maria Miccoli
Riccardo Chailly, conductor; David Pountney, stage director.
Performances: March 31; April 3, 6, 9, 13, 16, 19, 24, 27 2019
[Photo: Brescia/Amisano – Teatro alla Scala]