Daniele Gatti enjoys full rehab in Romemain
The Italian conductor, fired by the Concertgebouw Orchestra in August for impropriety with female colleagues, opens the new season at Rome Opera tonight, in charge of Rigoletto.
The director is Daniele Abbado, Claudio’s son, who talks (below) about men flirting with women inopera ‘as if the opera was being written now.’
The singers are Roberto Frontali, Lisette Oropesa and Ismael Jordi (Duca).
The Italian establishment has rallied round to rehabilitate Gatti’s reputation.