The frost has thawed.
Twelve years after he stormed out of La Scala, Riccardo Muti will give two concerts there in January with the touring Chicago Symphony Orchestra, it was announced last night.
One barrier, however, remains.
After the musicians side with his enemies in a vote of no-confidence in March 2005, Muti said he would not conduct the La Scala orchestra again. When he does, peace can truly be declared.