The latest editions of the opening of La Scala season had all been transmitted on Rai5, the cultural channel of ‘public broadcaster, but this year the event back on the flagship network RAI 1, RAI 1 on HD (channel 501 DTT) and on Rai Radio 3. The appointment with Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is set for Wednesday, December 7 starting at 17:45 and the representation will begin at 18.

For the occasion, we will see the first version of the opera that Puccini wrote just for La Scala in Milan, where it was performed on February 17, 1904. It was written in two acts but at the time was a fiasco , so that the composer wrote a new version that is best known. The artistic representation of the cast will see how conductor Riccardo Chailly, is directed by Alvis Hermanis, the main protagonists of the voices are those of Maria José Siri (Cio Cio San), Bryan Hymel (Pinkerton) Carlos Álvarez (Sharpless) and Carlo Bosi (Goro).

this year too large deployment of forces for the audio recording and video entertainment, curated by Rai TV Production Centre in Milan, with 12 high-definition cameras, 40 microphones in the orchestra pit and on stage, 20 wireless microphones dedicated to the soloists and the chorus that will be used for the stereo broadcast live on Radio 3, with surround sound for movie theaters where it will be broadcast the show and 5.1 surround sound for TV. The shooting team is made up of about 50 people including cameramen, microfonisti, audio and video technicians.

If you are in town and wanted to live closer to work, will be able to follow it on a big screen has been designed by Samsung and placed in the Octagon of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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