The famous opera house once again causes a scandal. In a Verdi piece there should be a scene in which a statue of the Virgin is destroyed. A mayor is calling for the removal of the scene
Milan (kath.net) In the run-up to the opening of the 2018-2019 season, there is once again some excitement about a planned performance and allegations of blasphemy at the famous La Scala in Milan. Thus the season with Giuseppe Verdi's "Attila" to be opened on 7 Decmber. It is under the responsibility of director Davide Livermore that there is a scene in which a statue of Mary is thrown to the ground. This has been reported by the "Presse". The mayor of the Lombard municipality has now appealed in a letter to Scala director Alexander Pereira to cancel this "blasphemous scene" taking place in a brothel. According to press reports, one sees a woman throwing the Madonna statue to the ground in rage. "As a believer and as a musician, I demand that this blasphemous scene be canceled that neither the Scala, nor Verdi, nor the whole of Italy derserve," said the mayor.
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