La Scala’s pleased with Chailly’s new job

Statement by Sovrintendente Alexander Pereira on Riccardo Chailly’s position at the Lucerne Festival:

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‘We express great satisfaction with an appointment of extraordinary artistic and historic significance, a prestigious completion of Maestro Chailly’s activities. Maestro’s commitments with the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala in both operatic and symphonic repertoire during the year will correspond in the summer break with his work with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, whose history is distinguished by the names of Toscanini and Abbado and which is composed of some of the best international musicians.’


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  • Translation:
    “Good thing he’s got a summer job.
    In a tax haven, too.
    God knows I’ve put my sheaf out to fatten on the succulent pastures, during all those years in Zurich.”

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