When we first reported that Riccardo Chailly was to be music director of La Scala, the maestro’s people texted us to say: not yet.
Well, La Scala has just announced it. We’ve texted him congratulations.
UPDATE: The terms are that he will be known as Direttore Principale in 2015-16 and Direttore Musicale from 2017 to 2022. Don’t bother your heads wondering why. It’s an internal Italian issue.
Read first commentary here.