The controversial Hungarian prime minister was not going to miss the world premiere of the only opera by his country’s senior composer.
Fin de Partie by György Kurtag opened last night to thunderous applause at La Scala.
Sovrintendente Alexander Pereira called it ‘La Scala’s greatest premiere for half a century’.
We’ll check back later with reviews.
Read Fiona Maddocks in the Observer.
And Guy Damann in the TLS.