By Francisco Salazar
The Teatro alla Scala has announced a conductor change for its upcoming production of “Un Ballo in Maschera.”
The company noted that Maestro Riccardo Chailly is ill and will not be able to rehearse the production. As a result, Nicola Luisotti will replace him for the performances scheduled on May 4, 7, 10, 12, and 14. The last two performances will be conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti on May 19 and 22, 2022.
Luisotti is a well-known Verdi conductor who has worked at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera House, and recently at the Opernhaus Zurich, among others. Meanwhile, Bisanti is well known for his work in Italian opera and has conducted in Barcelona, Hamburg, Dresden, and Oman.
“Un Ballo in Maschera” is set to star Francesco Meli, Luca Salsi, Ludovic Tézier, Sondra Radvanovsky, Yulia Matochkina, Raehann Bryce-Davis, and Federica Guida.