Teatro alla Scala Postpones Livestreams due to COVID-19 Outbreak

By Francisco Salazar

The Teatro alla Scala has postponed two livestreams after an outbreak of COVID-19.

The company announced that 35 ballet dancers and three members of the ballet company have tested positive. The news comes after the company was forced to cancel its Feb. 28 live stream of “L’Omaggio a Nureyev” when one COVID-19 case was discovered.

The company also announced that three positive cases were discovered during rehearsals of Kurt Weill’s “Die sieben Todsünden” and “Mahagonny-Songspiel.” As a result, the company has had to postpone the stream which was set for March 18 on Rai Play. Rehearsals will also be postponed until further notice.

The cast of the opera was in the midst of stage rehearsals and did not come in contact with members of the orchestra.

The company will still stream its March 5 concert conducted by Maestro Myung-Whun Chung on RaiPlay.