One could say that Argentinian tenor Marcelo Raúl Álvarez has adopted Milan. Legendary tenor Giuseppe di Stefano heard him sing at one of his auditions for Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, and urged him to move to Italy. Álvarez took his advice, and in 1995 moved to Milan, one of the most famous opera capitals in the world. He now lives about 50 kilometres from the city and its Teatro alla Scala. The opera house is currently right in the heart of its season, as it traditionally begins on 7 December, the day dedicated to Milan's patron saint Ambrogio. We spoke to Álvarez about his work and his experience of Milan both on and off stage. Click here to read the complete article and see the photos.