Just their luck.
Leo Nucci in Macbeth was one of the rare occasion this season where la Scala had actually cast a real maestro as the lead in an important production -- Graham Vick's oldie but still disquieting staging with that big ominous cube that premiered there under Muti's reign, also with Nucci -- and they lose him on opening night mid-production due to flu-like symptoms.
A few minutes ago during intermission for Macbeth at la Scala, it has been announced that an "indisposed" Nucci would not go on with the performance, and understudy Ivan Inverardi would pick up where he left.
Opera Chic's hugest get-well-soon to Maestro Nucci, greatest Verdi baritone of this post-Cappuccilli age; and big props -- no matter how he sang -- to Inverardi who had to step to the plate in an emergency. More details tomorrow.