Opening night at Teatro alla Scala will be broadcast in high definition by satellite to audiences in cinemas worldwide. The event takes place annually on December 7, the feast day of Milan’s patron saint, Saint Ambrose. This year, La Scala has chosen the Verdi favorite La Traviata, conducted by Daniele Gatti, to kick off the 2013-2014 Season.
The production will star celebrated soprano Diana Damrau as Violetta Valéry, Piotr Beczala as Alfredo Germont, and Željko Lučić as Giorgio Germont.
Seats at La Scala are sold out. The event will be broadcast to participating cinemas Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The broadcast to cinemas is made possible by Radio Televisione Italiana, the Italian national broadcasting company and by Rising Alternative, a leading distributor of classical music programs to cinemas.
Rising Alternative www.risingalternative.com