Dominque Meyer Appeals to Italian Government to Vaccinate All Artists

By Francisco Salazar

Following 45 positive cases at the Teatro alla Scala, Superintendent Dominque Meyer has issued an appeal to the Italian government.

In the appeal, Meyer asked the government to have all performers at all Italian theaters rapidly vaccinated.

He said, “We need to open all Italian theaters. There is only one solution for artists who can not use masks like singers, choristers, actors, dancers, and winder players. Vaccinate them.”

He added, “We need to reopen theater and this is important for the health of our society who needs it. We need to create secure work conditions for our workers.”

Last week the Teatro alla Scala was forced to postponed live streams of two productions following an outbreak including works by Kurt Weill. The company is resuming rehearsals this week following quarantine.