Breaking: Pereira agrees to lead La Scala for just one year. All eyes now on Chailly.main
The embattled Alexander Pereira has accepted the offer of the Scala board to be an interim director for a year, resigning on December 31, 2015. It is a humiliating climbdown for the director, sweetened by a reported salary of 40,000 Euros a month. He may still hope that a successful year might persuade the board to give him an extension, but that seems unlikely.
Pereira was responsible for persuading Riccardo Chailly to return to Milan as chief conductor. Will Chailly hold to his agreement?
First indications are that Maestro Chailly is playing his own game, the long game…