Leonard Slatkin Out Of Met ‘Traviata’

The conductor, who received harsh reviews this week for his work in the Met’s current revival of La traviata, has withdrawn from the remainder of the run for “personal reasons.” A statement from his manager says that “his artistic contribution, which he feels he has thoroughly prepared,” – though Slatkin had suggested otherwise on his blog – “does not however coincide with the musical ideas of the ensemble.”

Source: New York Times 04/02/10