Jesus Lopez-Cobos, who says he was slandered by Gerard Mortier in an Austrian newspaper, has issued a “denuncia” for 50,000 euros against Madrid’s Teatro Real, its director Mortier and the newspaper “Kurier” for publishing false information. The sum is for damages to his honor and dignity as a conductor. Mortier said he was fired by the Real. J L-C has proof he left of his own volition.
The supporting documents are circulating around the Spanish press. It’s getting hot out there.