Muti finally quits La ScalaRenowned music director Riccardo Muti has finally quit La Scala after he cited "the vulgar hostility of colleagues" for his decision.
The protracted crisis at Milan's world-famous opera house, La Scala, came to a head at the weekend. His decision followed months of tempestuous rows at the 200-year-old theatre that ended with him refusing to work with the orchestra, the Filarmonica Della Scala, and musicians voting overwhelmingly for his resignation.
Muti's 19-year tenure came to an end on Saturday, when he stood down in dramatic fashion, saying that ill feeling had made it "impossible" for him to stay.
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