Everybody and their sister now is all like OMG THENEWYORKTIMES ENDORSEDMUTIFORNYPHILCHIEF OMGOMG HESSOKEWL.
And we're down with that, mind you: Opera Chic, a notorious Muti fangirl, shares that excitement: as we discussed ages ago, Riccardo Muti -- his resume, his stature, the excitement and fire he brings to works unfamiliar to NYC audiences -- is the perfect candidate
The Sunday New York Times is now grappling for a piece of the axxion, after Culturegrrl, and the dear Alex "Alessandro Rossi" Ross (he's really Italian, Opera Chic has learned) weighed-in on the subject back in January. Like, three months ago or something (we're not very strong in Math, we spent all the time in class blasting Scarlatti on our headphones and lazily leafing thru import b00tleg copies of Elle South Africa and Japanese Vogue).
Anyway OC's endorsement stands: Viva Viva il Maestro Muti per la Filarmonica di New York!