CosÏ fan tutte, B‚timent des Forces Motrices, Geneva

By Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 14 November 2006]
The real draw, especially at the end of a year saturated in Mozart, was meant to be the pianist Stephen Kovacevichís first attempt at conducting an opera. The Suisse Romande orchestra decided otherwise and forced him out barely a week before the first night. The diplomatic spin was that the parting was amicable.