Riccardo Muti endorses La Scala’s new chiefmain
The former music director has told the newspaper Il Giornale that, while he admires La Scala’s incoming sovrintendente Dominique Meyer, he has not plans to conduct there again.
‘I think (Meyer) is going to do a great job at La Scala,’ said Muti, who turned 78 this week. ‘The problem is that I no longer know the Scala orchestra and I do not know how it plays.’
Muti walked out of La Scala in 2005 after nearly 20 years in charge.