Breaking: Frenchman will be the next head of La Scalamain
The board decided this morning not to renew the ever-contentious Alexander Pereira for a second five-year term.
His successor is tipped to be Dominique Meyer, outgoing head of the Vienna State Opera, where he has stabilised the finances and broken all attendance records.
Italian media say his appointment will be ratified next week.
Meyer, 63, from an Alsatian diplomatic background, is one of the most quietly effective leaders in his field.