Milan’s La Scala Opera presented Boris Godunov by 19th-century Russian writer Modest Mussorgsky in the presence of a group of politicians led by Giorgia Meloni and Ursula von der Leyen.
For her part, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who was present at the opening of the performance at La Scala, an opera inspired by a poetic play by the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, commented: “I have a clear position on the Ukrainian question, except that it has nothing to do with Russian culture or the Russian people.” She added that the “war in Ukraine” must be separated from Russian culture.
Commenting on the performance, the famous Russian opera singer Eldar Abd al-Razakov said that he first sang in Russian on the stage of the prestigious La Scala in Milan, where the performance came during his participation in singing. premiere of a new production of the opera at La Scala, yesterday, Wednesday, December 7th.
And Abdul Razakov added in an interview to the Russian TASS agency that he is presenting the show for the sixth time at the opening of the season, but the opening of this show this year is a special discovery for him, and for Russian music in general. He said: “I’m singing a show in Russian for the first time in Milan and it certainly means a lot to me.”
Regarding European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, she said: “Mussorgsky is exceptional, as is Tchaikovsky, so we must respect Russian culture.”
On the other hand, some demonstrators objected to the Russian performance and the day before poured paint over the columns of the opera building outside, quoting Italian media as saying: “The suspects in this act of vandalism appear to be some environmental activists who are demanding the abandonment of coal and gas.”
After the attack on the opera house, workers began cleaning the façade, as their task was to complete the work before the evening of the start of the new season at La Scala in the presence of Italian Prime Minister and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
The staging of the opera Boris Godunov at La Scala caused a wide response after Andriy Kartish, the consul of Ukraine in Italy, demanded that the opera house abandon the “Russian” performance of the “Russian” author Mussorgsky, which he staged. in 1869, but because of the betrayal of the theater, She refused to comply with his request.