Sony’s opera loses half its budget

Sony’s opera loses half its budget


norman lebrecht

September 05, 2014

We hear from Russia that the Perm opera state budget has been slashed from $2 million this year to $1 million next, a sign of deteriorating economic conditions. Perm is where the conductor Theodor Currentzis is recording the Mozart-Da Ponte operas for Sony Classical.

Currentzis’s share of the concert calendar is also being reduced.



  • Peter says:

    The savings are being spent on GPS for Russian troops so they don’t get lost near the Ukraine border again.

    • Anonymus says:

      Good idea. Or maybe they are intended to be used against the bribes and “support” the US has pumped into dubious Ukraine individuals and groups in order to overthrow that government. But US $ 1 million wouldn’t get them far in countering those 5 billion US $ that were spent on destabilizing Ukraine.