Leonard Slatkin hits again. "She went off the charts"
"If we still couldn't work it out, then one of us would have had to go, but it should have happened after the dress rehearsal," said Leonard Slatkin in an interview by Mark Stryker from Detroit Free Press published today. He decided to break the silence and speak about what happened at the Met, during the rehearsals for Traviata and during the first performance. He defends himself, recognizes his mistakes, he accuses some people but in the end he decides to conduct the opening night because Peter Gelb reassures him: 'Whatever you're doing, just keep it that way. I know she's difficult, but you're doing fine.' ". Well, a little bit lame, if you ask me.