Everything is ready for the premiere of La Scala in Milan. In the royal box Segre, Sala and La Russa

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By John

In the royal box at the Premiere of Don Carlowhich inaugurates the opera season of Stairsamong others there will be the President of the Senate Ignazio La Russathe mayor of Milan Giuseppe Salawho is president of the theater and, for the first time, senator for life Liliana Segre. Exactly in the first row of the royal box there will be La Russa’s wife, the president of the Senate, next to him Federica Belli Paci and then his mother Liliana Segre and also the mayor Sala and his partner Chiara Bazzoli. The representatives of the CGIL and the Anpi section of the Teatro alla Scala this year will not participate in the moment of greeting that the institutional offices, this year led by the president of the Senate Ignazio La Russa, normally give during the interval of the Prima della Scala to artists and a workers’ representation.

With a statement the RSA and RLS CGIL and ANPI announced that they will not participate “in any institutional greeting ceremony aimed at to those who have never condemned fascismits colonial wars, the alliance and subjection to Nazism which generated racial laws and much mourning and misery for the Italian people”.

“We have learned with regret that the President of the Republic will not be able to attend the inauguration of the Scala season this year – they added – As every year we would have gladly brought the greetings of all the workers of the theater to the highest office of the State” “The Teatro alla Scala – they concluded – represents a democratic and civil place, and our union and the Anpi section of the theater cannot pay homage to those who do not yet fight these policies”.

Many illustrious people will be present at the premiere

World of politics, entertainment, art and finance: as always the premiere at La Scala is a moment of meeting between different worlds. And it is so again this year with a host of guests ranging from Patti Smith to senator for life Liliana Segre, from the president of the Senate Ignazio La Russa to the director of the Paris Opéra Alexandre Neef. This year, for Don Carlo directed by Riccardo Chailly, the Head of State Sergio Mattarella will not be present, but he has already assured his presence for next year, and Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, but La Russa and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini , the Minister of Culture Gennaro Sangiuliano, of Reforms Maria Elisabetta Casellati, and the undersecretaries of Culture Gianmarco Mazzi and Vittorio Sgarbi.

And also the Chief of Staff Giuseppe Cavo Dragone. The mayor Giuseppe Sala, who is president of the theatre, and the president of the Region Attilio Fontana will do the honors. Claudio Sgaraglia, newly appointed prefect of Milan, will make his debut, while the presence of senator for life Mario Monti is confirmed.

Raina Kabaivanska will return to La Scala, the unforgettable protagonist of Don Carlo in the part of Elisabetta in 1964 with Gabriele Santini and in 1969 with Claudio Abbado, and Ornella Vanoni is also expected, as are the architects Stefano Boeri and Mario Botta, who signed the expansion of the Piermarini and the new tower in via Verdi, and also the artist Francesco Vezzoli, the artistic director of the Maxxi in Rome Francesco Stocchi, the actress Andrea Jonasson, widow of Giorgio Strehler, the CEO of Rai Roberto Sergio, the former Scala superintendents Carlo Fontana, who has just published his autobiography ‘It will be the adventure, a life for the theatre’ and Alexander Pereira and theater guides such as the Monnaie of Brussels Peter de Caluwe, the artistic director of the Real Madrid Joan Matabosch, the superintendents among other things, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Michele dall’Ongaro and the Regio di Torino Francesco Giambrone.

And obviously the La Scala étoiles Roberto Bolle and Nicoletta Manni, newly appointed, together with her husband Timofej Adrijashenko, also a principal dancer from La Scala like Antonella Albano, Martina Arduino, Alice Mariani, Virna Toppi, Marco Agostino. Nicola Del Freo and Antonino Sutera.

There will also be director Pedro Almodovar and actor Louis Garrel at the Scala premiere tomorrow. This was anticipated by the Giorgio Armani fashion house, which for tomorrow’s evening will also dress the principal dancers Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Andrijashenko, who got married last summer in Salento. Chiara Bazoli, partner of Mayor Beppe Salza, Giovanna Salza, wife of Corrado Passera, and Maria Porro, president of the Salone del Mobile, also chose to wear a Giorgio Armani creation. The Scala dancers Claudio Coviello, Alice Mariani, Martina Arduino and Marco Agostino will also be dressed in Armani.