A shocking story from Milan.
La Scala's infamous loggionisti revealed they're still the least civilised audience in operadom at Cecilia Bartoli's first appearance there in 19 years last night.
Her concert with Daniel Barenboim and the La Scala orchestra went down well until the very end, when a small group in the upper galleries began booing and whistling and shouting “You don’t sing Rossini like this”, “Shame on you”, etc.
Graham Spicer, who was there, believes the attack was premeditated. Read his report (with photos) here.