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Chailly's "Attila" seduces La Scala audience at season opening

07 Dec 2018

MILAN An opera based on the 5th century conquest of Italy drew wild applause on the opening night of La Scala's 2018-19 season on Friday - not least for President Sergio Mattarella.

Italy's League sets terms for stopgap govt, 5-Star wants election

04 May 2018

ROME The anti-immigrant League laid down on Friday its terms for the formation of a stopgap government in Italy tasked with writing a 2019 budget and preparing for new elections after an inconclusive vote in March.

Italy's ruling PD resists calls to participate in government

12 Mar 2018

ROME The caretaker leader of Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD) said on Monday the party should go into opposition after its bruising election defeat and resist calls to participate in the next government as a junior partner.

Petals and confetti shower stage at La Scala opening

08 Dec 2017

MILAN Rose petals, flowers and golden confetti showered the stage of the rarely-performed Italian opera 'Andrea Chenier' at La Scala's season premiere on Thursday.

HINTERGRUND-"Sind nicht Katalonien" - Lombardei stimmt über Autonomie ab

20 Oct 2017

Mailand Während die Investoren nervös auf das Gezerre um Katalonien blicken, strebt im Norden Italiens eine weitere wirtschaftsstarke Region nach mehr Selbstbestimmung.

'We're not Catalonia' - Italy's separatists tread softly towards autonomy

19 Oct 2017

MILAN, Italy As nervous investors retreat from Catalonia, afraid the wealthy region may secede from Spain, another European region whose politicians once campaigned for independence is looking to attract some of them -- by talking of autonomy, not secession.

British model denies kidnapping story was a hoax - lawyer

08 Aug 2017

MILAN The lawyer for a 20-year-old British model at the centre of an alleged kidnapping in Italy has denied suggestions that the case was a hoax, after local media raised doubts about her story.

Puccini's original 'Madama Butterfly' back at La Scala after 112 years

07 Dec 2016

MILAN Milan's La Scala opera house opened its new season on Wednesday with the original, more brutal version of Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly", not shown there since its poorly received premiere in 1904.

Giovanna d'Arco opens La Scala season under high security

07 Dec 2015

MILAN The deadly attacks in Paris were not behind the choice of Giovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc) for La Scala's season opener, but were on the mind of many watching the story of France's patron saint who died following God's call to fight for her country.

Giovanna d'Arco opens La Scala season under high security

07 Dec 2015

MILAN The deadly attacks in Paris were not behind the choice of Giovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc) for La Scala's season opener, but were on the mind of many watching the story of France's patron saint who died following God's call to fight for her country.

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