Allen addresses the cast of “Gianni Schicchi.” Unlike in Hollywood, Allen’s acceptance in Europe appears largely untouched by allegations of sexual misconduct.
Photo courtesy of Teatre alla Scala
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Woody Allen in La Scala debut directing comic operaAs he prepared for his directing debut at La Scala opera house this week, Woody Allen remarked that he had "always had a warm and affectionate following in Europe". Allen was greeted with applause at a news conference ahead of La Scala's weekend premiere of Puccini's comic one-act opera "Gianni Schicchi," with the prolific filmmaker as stage director.Allen told journalists Tuesday that after Saturday's "Gianni Schicchi" premiere, he planned to travel to San Sebastian, Spain, to work on his next film.Allen said Placido Domingo persuaded him to direct opera, but that it took him a long time to come around.
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