The live transmission of “Die Walkure” from La Scala was the first time that the opening of the season had been broadcast live in 20 years… so there were bound to be a few problems. And there were! The best was just as the second act overture started when several RAI technicians in the museum next door suddenly found themselves on worldwide live TV.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.