La Scala favourite withdraws from race

La Scala favourite withdraws from race


norman lebrecht

June 12, 2019

Italian media are reporting that Carlo Fuortes, sovritendente of the Rome Opera, is seeking a contract renewal. He is not interested, it is said, in succeeding Alexander Pereira as sovrintendente at La Scala.

Fuortes has informed the Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, that he wants to stay.


That would leave Dominique Meyer, the outgoing Vienna Opera chief, as the new favourite for La Scala.



  • wiener says:

    Oh mein Gott..!

  • Herrmann Lederer says:

    Not even La Scala would deserve Mayer. Horrible idea…

  • Jonathan Sutherland says:

    Dominique Meyer as sovrintendente of La Scala is as unlikely as Ivanka Trump becoming Secretary-General of the UN. Although at least Meyer can count to 99.6

  • Lucilla Careri says:

    The 2018-2019 season of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, just announced, is very impressive.
    Eight new productions with directors Ai Wewei, Valentina Carrasco, Robert Carsen, Denis Krief, Graham Vick, Emilio Sagi, Damiano Michieletto, Richard Jones.
    Two cash-cows revivals (“Tosca” and “La traviata”) and one concert version (“Oedipus Rex”).
    Fuortes and Gatti are leading one of the best opera houses in Europe. La Scala’s Italian primacy is a wreck of the past.