TV ratings, 1.5 million viewers for ‘Boris Godunov’ at La Scala

Fuortes: “Once again great music reaches everyone thanks to Rai”

“A great success for a work like Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov which also talks about our present, awarded with one and a half million viewers and over 9% share. The quality cultural offering that Rai has re-proposed again this year by broadcasting the premiere of La Scala live on Rai1, is confirmed as a winning choice for the public service mission and as a fundamental contribution to the diffusion of great music”. So the CEO of Rai Carlo Fuortes commented on the audience results of the premiere of La Scala produced by Rai Cultura.

“Special thanks – continues Fuortes – go to all the Rai staff, busy for weeks filming the show. And naturally at La Scala, maestro Riccardo Chailly, director Kasper Holten, the cast, the orchestra, the choir and all the workers involved”.

“The appointment with the premiere of La Scala – says the director of Rai Cultura Silvia Calandrelli – is a great commitment from a production point of view, even more challenging when it comes to works such as Boris Godunov, which are rarely seen on TV. For Rai Cultura, being a public service means proposing the great musical offer of Italian theaters for everyone, not only on 7 December, but also throughout the course of the year”.