Russian Conductor Gergiev Shunned by La Scala, Other Venues

Russian Valery Gergiev will not conduct at Milan's La Scala this week after he failed to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and he is also set to be sidelined from roles in Munich and Rotterdam. Gergiev - general director of the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater and regarded as close to Russian President Vladimir Putin - conducted "The Queen of Spades," an opera based on Alexander Pushkin's novel, at La Scala on Feb.

Russian Conductor Gergiev Shunned by La Scala, Other Venues
Russian Valery Gergiev will not conduct at Milan's La Scala this week after he failed to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and he is also set to be sidelined from roles in Munich and Rotterdam. Gergiev - general director of the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater and regarded as close to Russian President Vladimir Putin - conducted "The Queen of Spades," an opera based on Alexander Pushkin's novel, at La Scala on Feb.