Russian opera ‘Boris Godunov’ to open next La Scala season

Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala has announced the celebration of next season’s gala premiere; the company’s 2022-23 calendar was set long before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

2 orchestras fire Russian conductor for supporting Putin

Both the Munich Philharmonic and Rotterdam Philharmonic have cut ties with Valery Gergiev.

Verbier says Gergiev resigns as festival head at its request

The festival says it made the change as a response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; Gergiev, a Russian conductor, is a friend and supporter of Vladimir Putin.

Management drops conductor Valery Gergiev over Putin ties

Gergiev’s former manager called him “the greatest conductor alive and an extraordinary human being with a profound sense of decency” but said that in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it was “impossible” to defend his interests.

Munich, Rotterdam may fire Gergiev, London drops Bolshoi

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter has threatened to remove Valery Gergiev as chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic unless Gergiev publicly says by Monday that he does not support Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.