Muti and Chailly clash at La Scala reunionmain
It is reported that things got heated last night when Riccardo Muti ran into Riccardo Chailly backstage at La Scala.
Muti, a former music director of the house, was performing a concert with the Vienna Philharmonic. Chailly, the present music director, went to pay his compliments backstage.
Muti at first pretended not to recognise him. When Chailly removed his face mask, Muti ordered ‘him to get out of the way, with colorful expressions’.
The words allegedly used were ‘Fuori dai coglioni!’, or lay off my balls.
Muti later addressed the audience, reminding them that this was the 75th anniversary of Toscanini’s reopening of the house, and the he had also conducted the 50th anniversary.
All rather unnecessary in these stressful times, with Italy still reporting 200-300 deaths a day of Covid.
UPDATE: The shitstorm continues