On the Beat

On the Beat

The Slatkin–Met Traviata uproar is just the kind of thing the opera world loves. But is the conductor’s alleged lack of preparation the biggest scandal? A look at Cincinnati Opera’s ninetieth-anniversary gala.
by BRIAN KELLOW

It's the kind of news item that the opera industry relishes — the withdrawal of LEONARD SLATKIN from the spring revival of the Met's La Traviata after he received a number of harsh reviews, chief amon...

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Current Issue: April 2014 — VOL. 78, NO. 10