George Frideric Handel, Tamerlano
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 12 September 2017
Domingo returns to La Scala in Handel’s Tamerlano
It was not the opening night of the season – that takes place on 7th December as always – but this was still a big event at the Teatro alla Scala, the première of Handel’s Tamerlano for the very first time in Milan.
Dating back to 1724, and thus predating Vivaldi’s Bajazet based on the same plot, it is one of Handel’s most sombre operas. In the libretto the words dead and kill are repeated thirty times…