French artistic director of La Scala theater Stephane Lissner arrives for a news conference in Milan, Italy, Friday, April 20, 2012. Daniel Barenboim will conduct Wagner's "Loehngrin" for the Dec. 7 ... more 
French artistic director of La Scala theater Stephane Lissner arrives for a news conference in Milan, Italy, Friday, April 20, 2012. Daniel Barenboim will conduct Wagner's "Loehngrin" for the Dec. 7 gala season opening of La Scala's 2012-13 season. The famed Milanese opera house will celebrate the dual bicentennial of the births of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, with seven Verdi productions and six by Wagner — including the entire "Ring" cycle. The famed Teatro alla Scala was Verdi's musical home, while Barenboim, La Scala's recently confirmed. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Antonio Calanni
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 2:24 PM EDT