Just up on the VPO website:
Due to a case of the flu, M° Lorin Maazel is unable to fly to Europe and is thus forced to cancel the direction of the 8th Subscription Concerts on March 23rd at 3:30 PM and March 24th at 11:00 AM. The new dates for the 8th Subscription Concerts will be June 1st and 2nd, 2013. The conductor and the program for these concerts will be announced shortly.
Yesterday, he announced that he had conducted the last Don Carlo of his life:
FAREWELL TO ARMS
‘All good things must come to an end’, the saying goes. This week at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, I concluded the seven-performance Don Carlo series.
I know now I shall never again conduct Verdi’s masterpiece.
For no other reason than the wish to retain intact and unsullied the sounds and sights of a dream cast in a sane and esthetic staging.
Farewell, tender lovers Elisabetta and Con Carlo.
Farewell. self-pitying King Philip.
Farewell, monster Grand Inquisitor.
Farewell, ravishing Eboli.
Farewell, noble Rodrigo.
Farewell, Music only a Human God could have written.