Zeffirelli Takes On Muti

Franco Zeffirelli
Recriminations fly as crisis engulfs La Scala
‘Dictator’ musical director spoiling show, Zeffirelli tells the Guardian
John Hooper in Rome [The Guardian, 3 Mar 05]
It is the most fabled opera house in the world, whose reopening was lauded as one of the big events in music. Yet just three months later, La Scala is being paralysed by a crisis of Verdian theatricality that has led to rebellion and strikes, and is now prompting a head on clash between two of the titans of contemporary opera.
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