(by Bianca Maria Manfredi) (ANSA) - MILAN, MAY 09 - On May 10, for the first time since October 23, the Teatro alla Scala reopens its doors to the public, albeit with prudence and caution. The seats are limited (maximum 500 admissions), the spectators will be accommodated in the 150 boxes and in the gallery, while the stalls remain hidden under the platform built to house the orchestra, respecting the distance between the musicians. Though cautious and prudent, La Scala remains one of the most famous theaters in the world and therefore opens with two extraordinary concerts destined to remain in history. On the 10th, the choir and orchestra of La Scala will be welcomed back to the hall by Riccardo Chailly in an appointment that also wants to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the concert of the rebirth directed by Arturo Toscanini on 11 May 1946. And that's why theperformance on the 11th will be broadcast on Rai5 and streamed on RaiPlay. At La Scala, on the 11th, the Wiener Philharmonic will perform with Riccardo Muti, in the last concert of their mini Italian tour. On the same day in the morning in the foyer of the theater the plaque dedicated to the mayor of the Liberation Antonio Greppi will be unveiled, who decided to start the reconstruction from the culture and worked hard to revive the bombed Scala.who decided to start the reconstruction from the culture and worked hard to revive the bombed Scala.who decided to start the reconstruction from the culture and worked hard to revive the bombed Scala.
In addition to the concert on the 10th and 11th, at the Piermarini only one concert of the Philharmonic directed by Daniel Harding is scheduled with the public on the 17th (all three appointments sold out after a few minutes from the sale).
The rest of the programming is for streaming only.
At least for the moment, waiting to understand how the pandemic situation will evolve. However, these will not be the only opportunities to see the Scala choir, orchestra and corps de ballet live. The superintendent has already announced that he wants to create a series of shows in different areas of the city. Thirty appointments, Puglisi pointed out, in the center, villages, suburbs which will conclude "an entire day in which all the sectors of the Scala will perform in the Gallery", that is, in the good living room of the city. (HANDLE).