May 31, 2018
By Andy Johnson
Milan’s storied La Scala Opera House will open the 2018-19 season with a new production of Verdi’s “L’Attila,” continuing the tradition of Italian opera but will also introduce some novelty.
Among the novelty presentations is American comedic film-director Woody Allen directing Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi.”
The 82 year old Allen directed “Gianni Schicchi” for the Los Angeles Opera and it will play alongside a new La Scala production of Antonio Salieri’s “Prima La Musica Poi Le Parole.”
Next year’s La Scala season will feature 15 mostly Italian operas and more than half the shows are new productions.