Opera Chic, thank you very much, is not going to la Scala tonight because Tuesday night's trainwreck was more than enough and she is not into the Marquis De Sade anyway. Angela's resting and Irina Lungu is on as Violetta, but Lorin Maazel will be on the podium, and Opera Chic hears that more than a few Scalagoers tonight will not be willing to remain silent if Maestro Maazel conducts Traviata the way he did conduct it the other night.
And they may, like, make some noize like their fellow loggionisti did the other night.
Except Leo Nucci is on as Germont sr., and we think he'll get the cheering he so richly deserves /fangirl.
But not even the greatest Verdi baritone alive can drag us there tonight, sorry.
We're so not going because it's a nice, surprisingly not-clammy evening (for Milan's standards) and we have better options than watching all over again poor Violetta die on stage in that underwhelming tenor's chubby arms. But later on we'll keep our dear readers pawsted on what's shakin' in the craziest opera house in the world. Stay Tuned for more -- possibly breaking -- news around 11PM Milan time, or 5PM New York time.