Audience applause restores the splendor of “La Scala”

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The audience was warmly welcomed, after a long wait, to the “La Scala” theater in Milan with the concert that was held there, led by its music director Ricardo Shayi, and by the young soprano singer Liz Davidson, in an activity that was the first in attendance after a six-month closure due to the “Covid-19” pandemic. 19 ».
Musicians and artists received loud applause and shouts of approval such as “Bravo” and “Wonderful”, from the theaters, which were distributed to an audience of only 500 people, but he was very enthusiastic.
“It’s very moving to be able to breathe the atmosphere that only the crowd can provide for us,” said violinist Laura Martzadore, smiling on her face on the sidelines of the party. I hope that it will be a new beginning, and that we will not stop again after these sad months of silence. ”
In order to respect the rules of spacing, the orchestra was stationed on the prestigious hall floor famous for its high-quality acoustics, which are surmounted above and overlooked by balconies draped in red velvet.
The symphony began with the piece “Patria Opressa” from Giuseppe Verdi’s “Macbeth” opera, performed by the members of the “La Scala” choir, who all put gags on and spread apart from each other on a simple stage devoid of any decoration.
The clarinet player, since 2007, in the “La Scala” orchestra, Stefano Cardo, saw it as “a double rebirth, as Toscanini opened La Scala after the World War and we are bringing it back to life after the epidemic.” The will to survive is the same. ”
In her first appearance in “La Scala”, the rising star of the Norwegian soprano Liz Davidson (34 years old) gave an influential performance of the operas “Tannhauser” by Wagner, “Ariadne in Naxos” by Richard Strauss and “The Queen of Spades” by Tchaikovsky.




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