The days of Stéphane Lissner and Dominique Meyer are numbered

The Italian Council of Ministers and its far-right president Giorgia Meloni have passed a decree banning foreign superintendents of the country’s opera and symphony foundations from holding office past the age of 70, effective 10 June. In the firing line is Frenchman Stéphane Lissner, former director of La Scala in Milan and the Opéra national […]


Franco Zeffirelli at La Scala

As La Scala in Milan prepares to open its new season on 7 December 2022 with Boris Godunov, the great Italian institution is first paying tribute to one of its legendary directors with an exhibition that opened on 8 November 2022. Franco Zeffirelli, who died in 2019, would have been 100 years old on 12 […]