Transfer deals: Pappano snares Europe’s best chorus mastermain
In the first action of the summer transfer market, Antonio Pappano has persuaded Piero Monti to leave the Teatro Massimo in Palermo after six years and join him at Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Monti is reckoned to be the best chorus trainer in Italy, possibly in Europe.
He will be replaced in Palermo by Ciro Visco, head of Choir at Santa Cecilia since 2010.
Monti will kick off in Rome next season with the Berlioz Requiem.