The new season at La Scala Theater in Milan, as planned, will open with the opera Boris Godunov.
La Scala Theater in Milan opposed the abolition of Russian culture
As already announced, La Scala in Milan will open the next season on December 7 with Mussorgsky's masterpiece Boris Godunov. This choice, which was made before the start of the military special operation in Ukraine, is defended by the manager of the La Scala theater in Milan. Dominic Meyer. “I am against witch hunts, — he told Sky Tg24 on the sidelines of a press conference dedicated to the presentation of the next season. — I am against the abolition of Russian works and when I read Pushkin I do not hide. “We have nothing against Russian performers, — Dominic Meyer says — Who is to judge us. I take responsibility for this choice. He added: “Many people have asked us to change the title, this is absurd. I'm against the culture of cancellation… You can't hunt down artists just because they're Russian. The musical director of La Scala, Riccardo Chailly, said: “It is wrong to punish artists. Masterpieces of music remain forever and therefore have universal significance. Music must be lived as it is, and we must renounce the horror that we have been experiencing for 90 days.