Piotr Beczala, booed on the opening night of Traviata, posted on his Fb page:
My last production in La Scala… I think. They should engage only Italian singers … Why I spend my time for this” schmarrn” … Arrivederci …
He later clarified: I am a professional Opera Singer, have a contract with Teatro alla Scala and will finish it.
I shown my professionalism also yesterday in Traviata, was not actually agree with the vision of my character by stage director , but I played it as good I could… the result of my work was …my first ever buuuuh…the another result is now :I come to italy only for vacations.Thanks all for support , I am very proud of my friends and fans ,all Your reactions and words are important to me and give me strength and motivation for the future!
UPDATE: Two days later, the Guardian followed up our story.