May 16, 2014
By Scott Walker
The board of La Scala is going to have to set up a search committee before its new general director even takes up his post.
The board has voted to oust Alexander Pereira at the end of his first season.
It’s the latest behind-the-scenes melodrama to roil the fabled opera house.
La Scala’s chairman says Pereira overreached his powers by making a deal for La Scala to buy four operas from the Salzburg Festival, where he is still director, before officially assuming his new role on October first.
Pereira has said he was following common practices for European theaters.