Remember how, this past July, out-of-control Scala unions sank -- with one of their trademark strikes -- the first three shows of Gustavo Dudamel's Bohème @ La Scala? (All buzz killed by the decision, the production thus began only by mid-July, in the semideserted city, when no one really cared anymore, sentencing to near-obscurity one of the conductors who currently enjoy the highest profile. Dudamel, by the way, will not be back at la Scala for the foreseeable future).
Now, well rested after the summer, the unions are back.
The first three shows (la prima of Oct 1 and the two shows of Oct 2) of John Neumeier's staging and coreography of Dame Aux Camélias, with Roberto Bolle (and Massimo Murru) and Lucia Lacarra, will not happen: str-ike!
Another world-class spettacolo (at the beginning of the season this past January a strike canceled one show of Daniel Barenboim's Tristan, too) bites the dust.
OC would like to open a tag for "Scala strike", but then if you tried to get that file, it's so big it'd probably fry your computer.