David Hallberg has been forced to withdraw from his Spring engagements as he his still recovering from the surgery he underwent during the Summer of last year. In a thrilling casting coup, he will be replaced by Sergei Polunin for his performances on 10 and 11 April at Teatro alla Scala in Giselle. Polunin will be partnering Natalia Osipova and and making his début at La Scala.
Hallberg was returning to Milan after his success in Swan Lake with Svetlana Zakharova at the theatre in April 2014.
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.