Shoulder operation forcing conductor Zubin Mehta to take break

Vastavam web: Milan’s La Scala said today that a shoulder operation is forcing conductor Zubin Mehta to take a break for at least three months and the famed opera house to change its lineup.The theater announced substitute conductors for a concert of waltzes and a performance of the Strauss opera “Die Fledermaus” scheduled for January.Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck, the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the waltzes.German conductor Cornelius Meister, artistic director of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, will take over “Die Fledermaus.”