Susanna Mälkki was named principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She’s an outstanding interpreter of contemporary music. New York, eat your hearts out.
Speranza Scappucci, it was announced, will make her debut at the Vienna Opera, the first Italian woman to enter that bearpit. Speranza, a former assistant of Riccardo Muti, will be fine.
The glass ceiling is well and truly cracked.