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Slatkin out. Armiliato takes the baton

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So the change took place afterall. This is good. Leonard Slatkin won't conduct Traviata anymore. Marco Armiliato is in for the performance on April 3rd. Steven White (another Met debut) will conduct the performance on April 10th and Yves Abel the rest of them. There's only a TBA conductor, for the Traviata on April 7th. More details on metoperafamily.com.
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The Met says that Mr Slatkin withdrawn "for personal reasons". Douglas Sheldon, Mr. Slatkin’s representative at Columbia Artists Management, gives more explanations “has decided to withdraw from the Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi’s La Traviata, believing that his artistic contribution, which he feels he has thoroughly prepared, does not however coincide with the musical ideas of the ensemble. He wishes the members of the orchestra and musical colleagues well for the remaining performances.” in an article published today in New York Times.
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1 comment:

  1. I can hardly wait to read what Slatkin will write about this on his blog!

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