Rome Opera is saved. Sort of.

Rome Opera is saved. Sort of.


norman lebrecht

July 29, 2014

The liquidation of Rome Opera – music director: Riccardo Muti – has been called off. For a month, at least.

A peace deal has been put on the table for the unions to consider in a referendum. There will be cuts, but not as deep as feared. For the moment.

Report here.

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  • Vittorio Parisi says:

    The Rome’s Major, President of Rome Opera House Administration by law, has just told on television that cuts will not affect employement. Unions on strile are a minority. They could avoid all this having then to step back.

  • Claudia Menlo says:

    I just don’t see how Peter Gelb manages to screw up opera companies so far away from New York.