Peltokoski, Thielemann and Petrenko
From 27 October to 30 October 2024

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    Milan is the world capital of elegance. Along with Paris, the beautiful Lombardy city is home to the world’s leading fashion designers, and is also at the forefront of design, architecture and the visual arts. We invite you to enjoy an exquisite stay. During the day, shop in the legendary Quadrilatero d’Or, visit the masterpieces of the Pinacoteca and the astonishing creations of Maison Fornasetti, a brilliant designer with a surrealist universe. In the evening, immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the legendary Scala. In this historic temple of music, creativity is bubbling!


    In three evenings, you’ll have the chance to hear three immense conductors (Peltokoski, Thielemann, Petrenko), a new production of Wagner’s Rhine Gold and a performance of Strauss’s The Knight of the Rose, whose beautiful staging has been compared to a film as sublime as The Cheetah by Luchino Visconti (an illustrious Milanese if ever there was one). Come to Milan and enjoy its luxury, beauty and refinement…

    A new production of Wagner's Rhine Gold and a performance of Strauss's The Knight of the Rose
    The program
    Lecture by Lama Tyan
    October 27, 2024
    Tarmo Peltokoski and Leonidas Kavakos
    October 27, 2024
    Villa Fornasetti
    October 28, 2024
    October 28, 2024
    The Rhine Gold, by R. Wagner
    October 28, 2024
    Pinacoteca di Brera
    October 29, 2024
    The Knight of the Rose, by R. Strauss
    October 29, 2024
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2024 – MILAN

    Free arrival in Milan.


    Free transfer to your hotel, the city’s Sina. La Fugue will be happy to book your transfer for you.


    From 3 pm, check-in at your hotel.


    The first performance of this musical sojourn will be preceded by a lecture given by the passionate Lama Tyan, whose knowledge of opera seems inexhaustible. Lama Tyan, who has already won the hearts of our Fugueurs during our “Callas Centenary” evening, will offer an introduction to the work you are about to attend.


    8pm, Teatro alla Scala:


    Tarmo Peltokoski | leonidas kavakos


    Tarmo Peltokoski: Musical Director

    Leonidas Kavakos: Violin


    Program :

    – J. Sibelius : Finland – Overture op. 26, Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 43

    – K. Szymanowski : Concerto No. 2 for violin in A minor op. 61


    Tarmo Peltokoski is the new conducting sensation. Following in the footsteps of Klaus Mäkelä, the young Finnish conductor is establishing himself as the prodigy of the new generation of Finnish conductors. The greatest orchestras are clamoring for him (at just 23, he is already Music Director of the Capitole de Toulouse and Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdam Orchestra!), and during this concert, Tarmo Peltokoski will make his debut with the Scala Philharmonic Orchestra. During this concert, we are delighted to hear the admirable Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos in Szymanowski’s rare Violin Concerto No. 2 and, above all, Sibelius’s extraordinary Symphony No. 2. The final bars, in particular, are so bursting with life that the famous record producer Walter Legge said after hearing the symphony in 1935: “Of all the great works in the repertoire, none is better calculated to inflame an audience!”


    Dinner in town after the show.


    MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2024 – MILAN

    Breakfast at your hotel.


    At 10:30 a.m., we’re ready to set off on the day’s discoveries. We’ll be exploring Casa Fornasetti, a veritable artistic and architectural gem, imbued with the eclectic, whimsical style that characterizes Piero Fornasetti’s work. Closed to the public, this emblematic residence, adorned with eccentric motifs and surrealist decor, will open its doors exclusively to us, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the unique and fascinating world of this famous Italian artist. Accompanied by our English-speaking guide, we’ll also have the opportunity to discover the unique city of Milan, visiting the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the emblematic Duomo.


    Lunch during the tour.


    Late afternoon at leisure.


    At 6:30 pm, your show will once again be preceded by a lecture by Lama Tyan, who, as a fine Wagnerian, will help you discover the thousand secrets of this mythical work.


    8pm, Teatro alla Scala:


    THE GOLD OF THE RHINE, by R. Wagner


    Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus

    Christian Thielemann: Music Director

    David McVicar Stage: Director


    Michael Volle: Wotan

    Andrè Schuen: Donner

    Norbert Ernst: Loge

    Johannes Martin Kränzle: Alberich

    Wolfgang A-Sperrhacke: Mime

    Jongmin Park: Fasolt

    Ain Anger: Fafner

    Okka von der Damerau: Fricka

    Olga Bezsmertna: Freia

    Christa Mayer: Erda

    Andrea Carroll: Woglinde

    Svetlina Stoyanova: Wellgunde

    Virginie Verrez: Flosshilde


    For ten years, audiences at La Scala in Milan have been waiting for a new production of Wagner’s Tetralogy. And the least we can say is that this long wait is amply rewarded here by the exceptional quality of the musicians assembled. In the first part, The Rhine Gold, Wagner is more interested in the world of the gods than the world of men. With episodes such as the Prelude and the entry into Walhalla, Das Rheingold is certainly the most evocative of the four Ring operas. We can count on the plastic beauty of David McVicar‘s staging, as well as on the conducting of the giant (in every sense of the word) Christian Thielemann at the helm of the Orchestra della Scala. As Wotan, Michael Volle is one of the great interpreters of the Wagnerian role.


    Dinner in town after the show.


    Breakfast at your hotel.


    On your last day of sightseeing, your french-speaking guide will take you on a tour of the Pinacoteca di Brera. Housed in a magnificent 17th-century palace in Milan, the Pinacoteca de Brera is an artistic sanctuary containing a remarkable collection of Italian works of art. This emblematic venue houses treasures from the Renaissance to the Baroque, offering a deep immersion in the evolution of Italian art through the centuries. A guided tour of this must-see museum promises an enriching experience, allowing visitors to admire masterpieces by renowned masters such as Raphael, Caravaggio and Titian.


    Lunch on your own at the end of the tour.


    Join us at 5:15pm for a talk by your very own Lama Tyan, who will share her passion and expertise with you in a presentation dedicated to this iconic work by Richard Strauss.


    At 7pm, Teatro alla Scala:


    THE KNIGHT OF THE ROSE, by R. Strauss


    Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus

    Kirill Petrenko: Music Director

    Harry Kupfer: Stage Director

    Krassimira Stoyanova: La Maréchale

    Günther Groissböck: Baron Ochs de Lerchenau

    Kate Lindsey: Octavian

    Johannes Martin Kränzle: Monsieur de Faninal

    Sabine Devieilhe: Sophie de Faninal

    Caroline Wenborne: Marianne Leitmetzerin

    Tanja Ariane Baumgartner: Annina

    Bastian-Thomas Kohl: Police Commissioner

    Jörg Schneider: The Faninal Butler

    Pietro Pretto: A singer


    The Knight of the Rose is regularly staged at La Scala. There have been no fewer than three productions of Richard Strauss’s opera in the last ten years, but if there’s one staging that has won unanimous acclaim in Salzburg (where it was first performed in 2014) and then in Milan, it’s Harry Kupfer‘s. The sets take us back to 1911, the work’s premiere year. The sets take us back to 1911, the year of the work’s premiere. In Franz Josef’s Vienna, echoes of a film as mythical as Visconti’s Le Guépard (a great Milanese before eternity) are revealed in this portrait of an aristocracy in decline. In addition to the trio of Stoyanova, Lindsey and our national Sabine Devieilhe, all eyes are on the pit, of course, with the exceptional presence of Kirill Petrenko. The current Music Director of the Berlin Philharmonic leaves his Berlin forces for a unique occasion to lead the Orchestra of La Scala. What an event!


    Cocktail reception during intermissions.


    Lama Kandalaft Tyan, a passionate interior designer, embraced opera out of pure passion, seduced by this “total art”.


    As a chorister with the National Orchestra and a lover of culture and languages, she shares her love of the voice through sessions dedicated to operas, themes and sacred music.


    These captivating sessions immerse participants in the musical, literary and historical context of a specific opera, highlighting the finest extracts performed by a variety of singers and in different stagings.


    Over the years, Lama has acquired in-depth expertise in the field of opera, attracting both enthusiasts and novices to her opera appreciation program.


    She warmly invites enthusiasts to explore this complex artistic microcosm, which has been fusing music, poetry, stagecraft and the visual arts for four centuries. She explains her passage to opera as a return to her roots, nourished by a childhood steeped in classical music.

    Your accomodation

    Hotel Spadari Al Duomo in Milan offers a truly authentic experience in the heart of the city. Nestled just a stone’s throw from the Duomo, this establishment invites you to enjoy an intimate stay in a warm atmosphere. With its central location and friendly atmosphere, Hotel Spadari Al Duomo is the ideal choice for your stay. What’s more, its personalized, attentive service, provided by a welcoming team always ready to respond to your needs, will make your experience even more memorable.


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    Price per person
    Package at Spadari Al Duomo ****

    Superior double room package: € 3,990

    Superior room package for single use: € 4,590


    The price of this trip includes: accommodation in a double room with breakfast for 3 nights • tourist tax • 3 first-category show tickets • dinners, conferences and visits mentioned in the program • repatriation assistance.


    The price of this trip does not include: extras • transport • airport transfers.


    Accompanied stay.

    Transport and airport transfers on request.


    Program and prices subject to change by Teatro alla Scala and to final number of participants.

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