Mixed Meters' modest proposal for LA Opera's future

David Ocker over at Mixed Meters floated an interesting and provocative proposal this morning, suggesting that Peter Sellars should take over for Placido Domingo as the General Director of LA Opera when Domingo's contract expires next year. I think it's a brilliant idea, but I don't think for a moment it would ever happen. Unfortunately I suspect it will be years before we can play this game of speculation here in San Francisco with any real hope for a regime change, but it's fun to consider Sellars at the helm of SFO and what the company would be like under more adventurous leadership.

In the meantime, we'll have to content ourselves locally by speculating on MTT's eventual departure from the San Francisco Symphony and who his successor will be, but I've already made my thoughts on that subject known.