Yesterday, during a regular health check on the artists working at La Scala, a weak positive case of Covid-19 was found in a dancer in the company.
As a precautionary measure, La Scala's management has decided to postpone the recording of Tribute to Nureyev, which was scheduled to be filmed this afternoon and streamed on Sunday 28 February on the theatre's website and social channels.
New recording and streaming dates will be announced shortly.
Photo: Rudolf Nureyev, photo by Lelli e Masotti, Teatro alla Scala
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.