La Scala has confirmed to Slipped Disc that a young tenor, presently involved in two productions, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The tenor, a graduate of the company’s Accademia, had a small role in Salome and was due to appear in Madina, the new ballet by composer Fabio Vacchi and choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti. It is understood that the singer is Chinese.
The theatre will be closed at least until March 11, a full 14 days after the infected singer last entered the premises.
A second case of Coronavirus has been discovered at the Accademia. The patient is a young French dancer, who has since returned to France.