Monday, December 3, 2018

Marian Statue Destroyed at Milan Opera Performance — Mayor Objects

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 ( 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.

Trans: Tancred


Anonymous said...

God bless that mayor!!! He had the fortitude to speak up. Please God that blasphemous scene will be removed.

Anonymous said...

The production has now been moved to Vienna Cathedral.