MILAN (AP) — Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala on Monday introduced a 2021-22 season of 13 operas, seven ballets and quite a few concert events as Italy’s most vital theater seems to be towards a gradual removing of pandemic restrictions.
Audiences returned to La Scala final month, and, within the subsequent vital step, the theater will take away flooring kind the primary seating space the place the total orchestra has been enjoying at a social distance on risers and with plexiglass dividers separating woodwind and brass musicians.
“It will likely be the top of this horrendous expertise,’’ mentioned La Scala’s music director, Riccardo Chailly.
The conductor has been positioned about 30 meters from musicians, and the musicians have been spaced at a distance the place they can not correctly hear one another to play, particularly difficult throughout difficult executions, Chailly famous.
“It means creating music of 100 musicians with out the potential for listening to. This hasn’t been emphasised sufficient. The orchestra made an enormous effort, and nobody fell into emotional extra,’’ Chailly mentioned, giving them each reward and thanks.
For the second, the theater that seats round 2,000 folks is proscribed to 500 viewers members. The timing of additional loosening of restrictions is as much as authorities officers, basic supervisor Dominique Meyer emphasised. However for the autumn conclusion of the 2020-21 season, La Scala is specializing in music that requires lower than a full orchestra to facilitate any future distancing necessities.