December 22, 2016
Teatro alla Scala
Orchestra della Scala
Tilling, Camilla (soprano); Volle, Michael (baritone); Breedt, Michelle (mezzo- soprano); Kerl, Thorsten (tenor)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Christmas performances of Beethoven’s Ninth are not as ubiquitous in Europe as they are in Asia, but the symphony exerts a magnetic pull on audiences at a time of peace and goodwill, and Christoph von Dohnányi conducts it with the vocal and instrumental forces of La Scala, Milan, in a rare return to the opera house as part of the orchestra’s occasional concert series.