The local power brokers wanted to renew Pedro Halffter as music director.
The musicians protested they’d had enough after ten years getting nowhere.
Implacable force met irresistible players.
The result? Halffter remains chief at the Teatro de la Maestranza, while the American John Axelrod gets to lead the orchestra concerts.
Good result? Like all political deals, it’s a fudge. Bad for your teeth.