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La Scala: 15 facts about the great Milan opera house
14. Daniel Barenboim
Principal conductors at La Scala have included Claudio Abbado (1968–1986), Riccardo Muti (1986–2005), and Daniel Barenboim (pictured). On 15 May 2006 Barenboim was named principal guest conductor after Riccardo Muti's resignation. In October 2011 he took over as music director, lining up a starry opening cast in Mozart's Don Giovanni.