The premiere of A Dog’s Heart by Alexander Raskatov has been postponed from Wednesday to Saturday after a comedy of errors by the backstage crew left the set too dangerous to use. We have heard from several members of the cast and post their comments here anonymously. One said: ‘The technical department in this theatre showed complete incompetence, a lack of understanding and care.’ Another told us: ‘The whole house is a mess – incompetent make-up artists, hopeless wardrobe & we’re having mammoth fights with the finance dept to get paid.’
A third cast member has written a full account of the shambles, exclusively for Slipped Disc. Read it and wonder why La Scala is still considered a fully-functioning modern opera house. The author must remain, for the time being, anonymous.