La Scala premiere night

Police officers stand guard during the premiere of Daniel Barenboim conducting Bizet's "Carmen" at La Scala, in Milan, Italy. The gala season opener Monday evening stars German tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Don Jose and 25-year-old Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili, just a year out of La Scala's academy, in the title role as Carmen.
AP photo by Antonio Calanni
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