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Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, Senate
Speaker Ignazio La Russa and Life Senator Liliana Segre will be
in royal box for the première of Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo at
Teatro La Scala on Thursday evening, and not in the stalls as
The Holocaust survivor will be accompanied by her daughter Federica Paci and they will be seated in the front row of the royal box together with Sala, who is the president of the prestigious Milan theatre, La Russa and their respective partners.
Other prominent people due to attend the opening night conducted by Riccardo Chailly are American singer-songwriter Patti Smith, director of the Paris Opera Alexandre Neef, Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Matteo Salvini, Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano, Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone and Lombardy Governor Attilio Fontana.
The Prima (First night at La Scala) is a unique musical and cultural event that takes place each year on December 7, the feast day of Sant'Ambrogio, the patron saint of Milan.
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