It’s official: La Scala has new music director

When we first reported that Riccardo Chailly was to be music director of La Scala, the maestro’s people texted us to say: not yet.

Well, La Scala has just announced it. We’ve texted him congratulations.

UPDATE: The terms are that he will be known as Direttore Principale in 2015-16 and Direttore Musicale from 2017 to 2022. Don’t bother your heads wondering why. It’s an internal Italian issue.

Read first commentary here.


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    • Riccardo Chailly is brilliant and I think he’ll benefit from an awful lot of goodwill for quite a while. I hope it’ll be enough to help him through the inevitable BS he’ll have to face.

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