In addition to suspending the December 7 opening of the opera season, the theatre has called off all concerts of the Filarmonica della Scala until the end of February 2021.
Covid rates are spiralling once more in northern Italy.
Corriere della Serra has pblished a protest letter by the orchestra’s principal viola, Daniele Rossi:
…I’m too old to keep quiet, after 35 years of Scala and 40 of concerts around the world. All those high-level conductors who were expected at La Scala are going to Rai. Luisi, Harding, Gatti! And with us nothing. The same for the Filarmonica della Scala: nothingness. And nobody says anything! Then they make you a big concert on December 7th so we are all happy and then close everything again! I’m too old to keep quiet, after 35 years of Scala and 40 of concerts around the world.