MILAN — The number of performers at Milan’s famed La Scala opera house who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 21, even as the
La Scala spokesman Paolo Besana confirmed Tuesday that 18 members of the world-class chorus and three woodwind players in the orchestra have the virus. That comes after two singers, including tenor Francesco Meli, tested positive, ahead of planned concert performances last week of Giuseppe Verdi's “Aida.’’
Italian media also reported that 12 positive cases had been reported at the San Carlo Theater in Naples, affecting management, the orchestra, chorus and dance troupe.
The new peak in virus cases in Italy has been
It had planned to resume full staging in November, but the government decree has shut down
Italy, the birthplace of opera, resumed classical music performances this summer after a severe 10-week lockdown, with strict distancing rules between orchestra members and limiting the number of singers on stage.
The government closed down all
Muti had been scheduled to conduct at Naples' San Carlo
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Colleen Barry, The Associated Press