Italian conductor Chailly to replace Barenboim at La Scala
Set to take over as musical director in 201510 December, 11:39
"It's splendid news" said Pisapia after a meeting of the board of one of the world's top opera and ballet theatres.
In October it was revealed that Barenboim will cease to be musical director of La Scala as of January 1, 2015 instead of January 1, 2017, as previously foreseen.
The last La Scala performance under Barenboim's direction is scheduled to be Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio, which will inaugurate the performance season on December 7, 2014.