The maestro, 76 and super-fit, tells Corriere della Serra that this summer’s Aida at Salzburg was his last.
‘I will only conduct opera in a concert staging that does not require a month’s work. I do not have so many summers left. I want to spend them with my family.’
He will, however, conduct Macbeth in Florence next year and Cosi fan tutte in Naples, directed by his daughter, Chiara.
photo (c) Franz Neumayr/Salzburg Festival