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Price: $75.00

Autographed and inscribed 5” x 7” original verso blind stickered Lelli & Masotti youthful action photograph. They have been the official La Scala photographers since 1979.

 

Muti (1941 -    ) eighty years old this July was the Music Director of La Scala from 1986-2005 has been a controversial figure at La Scala.  A perfectionist, he was not always beloved by the musicians there who sided with the Directors Carlo Fontana and his replacement Mauro Meli in programming disputes with Muti.  On March 16th, 2005 the orchestra musicians voted against Muti in a no-confidence union vote.  He resigned on April 2nd and vowed he would never conduct again at La Scala.  Enter covid and a request from the Vienna Philharmonic and he decided enough time had passed and agreed to conduct the La Scala opening concert on May 11th, 2021, the exact 75th anniversary of the historic opening of La Scala after World War II with Arturo Toscanini.  The current La Scala Music Director Riccardo Chailly went backstage after the concert to congratulate Muti.  Muti apparently on edge with television cameras backstage pretended not to know Chailly who was wearing a mask.  When Chailly became more insistent, Muti allegedly said to him “Fuori dai coglioni!” (choice language and essentially an Italian male form of “FU”.)  Dominique Meyer the current intendant was ready to invite Muti to come conduct opera again at La Scala………..     

RICCARDO MUTI - CONDUCTOR

FINE CONDITION

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