La Scala will start its next season with Russian opera Boris Godunov, superintendent Dominique Meyer confirmed Monday, saying he was against “witch hunts” linked to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Mussorgsky masterpiece will open the season on December 7, he said. Meyer also defended the Milan opera house’s decision to keep Russian singers like soprano Anna Netrebko. “I’m not for witch hunts,” Meyer said at a press conference presenting the season. “I’m not in favour of the cancellation of Russian works, and when I read Pushkin, I don’t hide.”.