The Rhinegold conducted by Christian Thielemann
From 31 October to 2 November 2024

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    Milan has a unique way of life. Facing both the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, the Lombard city combines the best of both cultures. It has an exceptional heritage: Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, one of the wonders of humanity, adorns one of the walls of the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The Pinacoteca overflows with works by Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese, and the Poldi Pezzoli Museum is an architectural extravaganza housed in a late nineteenth-century house. In the late afternoon, you can succumb to the pleasures of aperitivi in the canal district or at Porta Garibaldi.


    In the evening, we invite you to one of the most highly anticipated events of the season at La Scala. The Milanese theatre has been waiting ten years for a new production of Wagner’s Ring. The first part of this eagerly awaited tetralogy: The Rhinegold, directed by David McVicar and conducted by Christian Thielemann. Among the singers, Michael Volle‘s Wotan, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke‘s Mime and Okka von der Damerau’s Fricka are the stars of an ideally German-speaking cast.

    The program
    The Rhinegold, R. Wagner
    October 31, 2024

    At 8p.m, at the Teatro alla Scala:


                    The rhinegold, R. Wagner

    Orchestra and choir of the Teatro alla Scala


    Christian Thielemann            Conductor

    David McVicar                        Staging

    Michael Volle                          Wotan

    Andrè Schuen                         Donner

    Norbert Ernst                          Loge

    Johannes M. Kränzle             Alberich

    Wolfgang A-Sperrhacke        Mime

    Jongmin Park                          Fasolt

    Ain Anger                                 Fafner

    Okka von der Damerau          Fricka

    Olga Bezsmertna                      Freia


    Of the four works that make up the Tetralogy, The Rhinegold is certainly the one that comes closest to the tale. Here we are in the world of the Germanic gods and myths. Composed in 1854, the opera’s style has nothing in common with that of Twilight of the Gods, written 20 years later. And yet there are so many sublime scenes, from the Prelude in E flat major symbolizing the Rhine, to the scene in the forge or the entry of the Gods into Walhalla!

    For this first part of the Tetralogy (Siegfried, Valkyrie and Twilight of the Gods will follow in the coming seasons), La Scala has called on the excellent British director David McVicar. Acclaimed by the greatest theatres, McVicar knows how to combine the intimate and the spectacular, tradition and novelty, respect for the text and the unexpected, creating a most pleasing blend. Christian Thielemann, an undisputed star conductor, is undoubtedly one of the greatest Wagnerians of our time. The cast under his direction is largely made up of singers well-versed in the Wagnerian tradition, notably Michael Volle as Wotan and Okka von der Damerau as Fricka. A Wagner opera at the Teatro alla Scala – what a promising pairing!


    Opposite the Quadrato de la Moda and close to La Scala, this is the hotel of Verdi, Maria Callas, Nureyev, Visconti, d’Annunzio… All the elegance and expertise of the great Italian hotels.


    Close to La Scala and the Duomo, Spadari al Duomo cultivates a contemporary Milanese style with sculptures, frescoes and paintings. A warm and design hotel.

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    The price for this trip includes

    double room accommodation with breakfast for 2 nights from the October 31 to November 2 • tourist tax • first-category ticket • repatriation assistance.

    The price for this trip does not include

    extras • flight transport • airport transfers.

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