“Music is oxygen”

Feeling stronger after his kidney tumor was removed, maestro Zubin Mehta (pictured) returned to the podium in end September 2020 to conduct Verdi’s La Traviata in concert form at La Scala, as per a news item in German from the Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung quoting the Milan daily Corriere della Sera, shared with Parsiana by our subscriber Roshun Birdy. "For me, music is oxygen. First the illness, then the epidemic. I just couldn’t stand staying away from the podium any longer,” stated Mehta who was delighted to perform at the reopened Milan Opera House that had suspended performances because of......

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