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LAURA AIKIN – World Premiere at La Scala Milan

14.11.2017

 

Thanks to her great flexibility, commanding more than three octaves, Laura Aikin is at home in all musical genres. Only recently, she was a brilliant Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer. However, her true expertise is considered to be contemporary music, a field in which she accepts even the most challenging assignments and masters them in true virtuoso fashion, both in terms of vocalism and acting. So it was logical to entrust her with the leading role in Salvatore Sciarrino’s latest work, Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo. Under the baton of Maxime Pascal and directed by Jürgen Flimm, the opera will have its world premiere at La Scala in Milan before being shown as a co-production at the State Opera Unter den Linden in Berlin at the end of the current season.

 

Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo (“Seeing you, feeling you, I lose myself”) bears the subtitle Waiting for Stradella. It deals with the fate of the Italian composer Alessandro Stradella, highly prominent in his own time, who was killed in a violent incident in 1682 under mysterious circumstances. Crystal-clear sounds, fragile yet insistent, a highly artificial and nuanced treatment of the text and references to past chapters of music history, newly illuminated in a contemporary context, are the stylistic characteristics of this work by Sciarrino. Laura Aikin takes on the role of the “Cantatrice”, the Singer.

 

 

Salvatore Sciarrino: Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo (World Premiere)
New Production in coproduction with Staatsoper Unter den Linden of Berlin
Commissioned by Teatro alla Scala and Staatsoper Unter den Linden of Berlin

Cast:


Laura Aikin, Cantatrice
Charles Workman, Musico
Otto Katzameier, Letterato
Sonia Grané, Pasquozza
Lena Haselmann, Chiappina
Thomas Lichtenecker, Solfetto
Christian Oldenburg, Finocchio

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Conductor: Maxime Pascal
Staging: Jürgen Flimm
Costumes: Ursula Kudrna


14 | 17 | 18 | 21 | 24 November 2017 | 8:00pm
26 November 2017 | 3:00pm

Milan | Teatro alla Scala
Information and tickets here