Het Financieele Dagblad assignment

The world of art, especially the theater, is one of those most affected by the serious economic consequences caused by the Covid-19 epidemic. Too many people have lost their jobs and have not received subsidies: artists, machinists, technicians, so important for the cultural development of our country and so forgotten. A few days ago I went to the prestigious  Teatro alla Scala in Milan for the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad to talk, photograph, and understand something more about this magical world. Thank you Jasper Juinen & Anouk Boone for this beautiful assignment.

A musician practices playing the harp before the concert at La Scala Theater of Milan on March 24, 2021. The classical music concert, directed by the Director Nicola Luisotti will be broadcast only in streaming. Due to Covid-19 precautionary measures, spectators are not admitted to the theater. In March 2020, Italy found itself at the center of the global epidemic of Covid-19. Today, a year later, the country is facing a new peak of growth (the third wave) of infections and victims. The government responded by imposing a new lockdown in the various regions and closing one more time any artistic and cultural activity: one of the most affected sector by the economic crisis today.

A musician practices playing the harp before the concert at La Scala Theater of Milan on March 24, 2021. The classical music concert, directed by Director Nicola Luisotti will be broadcast only in streaming. Due to Covid-19 precautionary measures, spectators are not admitted to the theater. In March 2020, Italy found itself at the center of the global epidemic of Covid-19. Today, a year later, the country is facing a new peak of growth (the third wave) of infections and victims. The government responded by imposing a new lockdown in the various regions and closing one more time any artistic and cultural activity: one of the most affected sectors by the economic crisis today.

The musicians during the rehearsal before the concert at La Scala Theater of Milan on March 24, 2021. The classical music concert, directed by the Director Nicola Luisotti will be broadcast only in streaming. Due to Covid-19 precautionary measures, spectators are not admitted to the theater. In March 2020, Italy found itself at the center of the global epidemic of Covid-19. Today, a year later, the country is facing a new peak of growth (the third wave) of infections and victims. The government responded by imposing a new lockdown in the various regions and closing one more time any artistic and cultural activity: one of the most affected sector by the economic crisis today.

The musicians during the rehearsal before the concert at La Scala Theater of Milan on March 24, 2021. The classical music concert, directed by Director Nicola Luisotti will be broadcast only in streaming. Due to Covid-19 precautionary measures, spectators are not admitted to the theater.

A musician practice playing before the concert at La Scala Theater of Milan on March 24, 2021. The classical music concert, directed by Director Nicola Luisotti will be broadcast only in streaming. Due to Covid-19 precautionary measures, spectators are not admitted to the theater. In March 2020, Italy found itself at the center of the global epidemic of Covid-19. Today, a year later, the country is facing a new peak of growth (the third wave) of infections and victims. The government responded by imposing a new lockdown in the various regions and closing one more time any artistic and cultural activity: one of the most affected sectors by the economic crisis today.

A musician practice playing before the concert at La Scala Theater of Milan on March 24, 2021. The classical music concert, directed by Director Nicola Luisotti will be broadcast only in streaming. Due to Covid-19 precautionary measures, spectators are not admitted to the theater.

The La Scala Theater in Milan on March 24, 2021. In Italy, theaters like many other cultural activities are closed to avoid further risks of Covid-19 contagion. Due to the restrictions imposed by the government, the theater offers various events in streaming. On March 24, the Director Nicola Luisotti conducted the theater orchestra for a concert in streaming. In March 2020, Italy found itself at the center of the global epidemic of Covid-19. Today, a year later, the country is facing a new peak of growth (the third wave) of infections and victims. The government responded by imposing a new lockdown in the various regions and closing one more time any artistic and cultural activity: one of the most affected sector by the economic crisis today.

The La Scala Theater in Milan on March 24, 2021. In Italy, theaters like many other cultural activities are closed to avoid further risks of Covid-19 contagion. Due to the restrictions imposed by the government, the theater offers various events in streaming. On March 24, Director Nicola Luisotti conducted the theater orchestra for a concert in streaming.

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