A thoroughly researched piece by Elisabeth Braw on the irresoluble Italian opera crisis yields this incomprehensble statistic.
How did anyone in authority allow them to run up such a huge deficit? And how will it ever be paid off?
Read the excellent article here.
It contains, inter alia, a snarky remark by Peter Gelb to the effect that since Italy won’t take Met broadcasts the country must have lost its love for opera….