As we reported last week, Maestro Georges Prêtre will lead Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala on Saturday, June 2 (tomorrow night) in a free concert in Milan's Piazza del Duomo at 2100 (omg look @ me im in UREOPE so 9pm=2100). The event is in recognition of la Festa della Repubblica, and is the first time in the twenty-five years of the Filarmonica history that they will play outside.
The concert will open with l'Inno di Mameli, the Italian national anthem, then a selection from Bizet's Carmen, then samplings of Mascagni, Rossini, Puccini and Verdi. To close will be Gershwin's "An American in Paris" and Ravel's Boléro.
Ernesto Schiavi, the Artistic Director says, "95 percent of the Milanese never have set foot into the theater and now it's only right that La Scala comes to them." ha ha what? what r u talking ab00t? Why don't you come to my house next time so I don’t have to put myself in the middle of Piazza del Duomo with all the drunkards, scammers, and suburban teenagers at 9:00 pm on a Saturday night? kthnxbi!