Jonas Kaufmann has had his bouts with the flu recently, but his latest endorsement of La Scala head honcho Alexander Pereira has proven well enough to stir up some controversy.
With even the biggest houses around the globe cutting back, it's no wonder that a great leader in contemporary opera is stretching out to buttress one of the most significant administrative cornerstones.
Kaufmann, in an interview with Corriere della Sera says, "I think Alexander Pereira is the right man for La Scala."
He added, "[Pereira] loves tradition. In Germany, where the most extreme productions are to be found, he is considered a conservative."