Maestro Riccardo Chailly, chief conductor of the Gewandhaus orchestra and music director of the Leipzig Opera, according to a report by the daily Leipziger Volkszeitung is about to officially resign his office as Leipzig Opera's music director on May 30.
Tomorrow la Scala is about to introduce the 2008-2009 season.
Will they also announce Chailly* as Music Director?
We think that Scala GM Stephane Lissner is enjoying way too much his absolute control over the theater to name a (much, much-needed) Music Director so soon. But we'll see.
* Chailly has certainly paid his dues, and he has a very proper International resume, and his love for music is very real. Again, we'll see.