Teatro alla Scala Cancels 2020-21 Press Conference

By Francisco Salazar

The Teatro alla Scala has canceled its 2020-21 season press conference due to COVID-19.

In a statement, the theater said, “Due to the evolution of the epidemic in Italy and Europe and to the consequent uncertainty of the regulations, Teatro alla Scala postpones the press conference which was scheduled for today to present the activity calendar from December 2020 to March 2021. The performances scheduled up to Monday, Oct. 19 (included) are confirmed. Teatro alla Scala follows the situation and will give information about the next performances as soon as the regulations are clarified.”

The company was set to announce a highly anticipated Dec. 7 production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” starring Lisette Oropesa and Juan Diego Florez as well as other planned productions for the season.

Over the past week, Italy has seen rises in COVID-19 cases that have caused the Teatro Petruzzelli to cancel productions as well as the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma to modify its upcoming “La Traviata.”