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The board of La Scala voted today to oust incoming general director Alexander Pereira at the end of his first season amid allegations of a conflict of interest. [AP]

65 comments

  • oedipe says:

    A compromise has been reached, apparently, regarding Pereira: he stays in place for the upcoming season and the one after and he is supposed to leave in 2016. Then, vedremo…

    • kashania says:

      Well, that’s an improvement at least.

    • manou says:

      …and also

      Noi voleremo, -- Domanderemo,
      Ricercheremo, -- Ritroveremo.

      • redbear says:

        He’s smart to hang around. I suspect, when temperatures cool down and he starts to work, the possibility of him being extended is real. At Zurich, for example, his record is good (he spotted and nurtured the talent of some tenor named Kaufmann). He does need to have a credit card limit, however. Just ask Salzburg.

  • Lady Abbado says:

    The first pirate video of Gheorghiu at La Scala this evening is on Youtube (16 May recital):
    Io son l’umile ancella

    • Poison Ivy says:

      Well the sound quality is poor but she sounds unusually weak and she goes flat at the end of the aria. Not her best rendition.

    • Camille says:

      Atroce mi chiamo“.

      Angela, for pity’s sake, take a breath after “atroce” or they will be calling you atrocious.

  • m. croche says:

    Speaking of which, a reminder:

    Sunday at 2 PM Eastern time there will be a live radio broadcast of Elektra from La Scala. Cast: Herlitzius, Pieczonka, Meier, Pape, Randle, Mazura [!], conducted by Salonen.

    Link is here.