New developments in the Filianoti shuffle @ la Scala:
Giuseppe Filianoti, who had been officially "reassigned" to different dates of the "Don Carlo" run at la Scala, not fired, la Scala had said at first, will be officially dismissed later this week, Opera Chic has learned.
Filianoti had been under contract to appear in 7 shows and his replacement Stuart Neill should have fulfilled only the remaining three.
Neill will apparently appear in all six of the remaining shows planned for December. Then after the holiday break, another tenor -- name to be announced, he hasn't been cast yet even if the process of searching for another Don Carlo has already begun days ago -- will appear in the four January shows.