The crucible of Italian opera reopened last night with a small recital for an audience of 603 people.
Each theatre in Italy ia allowed to calculate its own social distancing levels and La Scala has the biggest of any, equalled only by Florence.
The baritone Luca Salsi fell sick after an early-afternoon rehearsal. He was replaced by Simone Piazzola.
The other artists were pianist Beatrice Rana and cellist Mischa Maisky. Rana and Maisky played the Love Theme from Nuovo Cinema Paradiso as an encore in tribute to Ennio Morricone, who died that day.
Ignore the small print. La Scala is back.