Ronco, 66, knows some people who have given in, including a fellow musician with three children and a mortgage. He knows others who struggle to get medical exemptions. But Ronco - an orthodox Jew and specialist in 18th-century music who tends to distrust the tendencies of the masses - believes this is a case in which he may try to withstand increasing pressure. His savings are getting thinner, but are not gone. His children are adults. His wife, Emanuela Vozza, a fellow cellist, also unvaccinated, has it like him. So day after day, his opposition continues: A musician who once played at Milan's famous La Scala has instead worked with Vozza and edited recordings they have made in their rural living room, unable to perform for the foreseeable future. for a crowd.