More than 20 players resign to save French opera hous

The opera in Montpellier is in deep deficit. To keep it alive, up to 30 players in the orchestra have agreed ‘voluntarily’ to resign with immmediate effect, lightening the wage bill and enabling performances to continue.

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  • I am afraid this message is rather incomplete. At this moment nobody has agreed to resign. The management had decided that 30 jobs (ot 220 jobs) have to be cut. One of the ways will be not replacing the persons that retire (24 between now and end 2015).

    More information (in French) here:

    http://www.midilibre.fr/2014/12/10/montpellier-vers-un-degraissage-a-l-opera-orchestre,1095498.php
    and here:

    http://www.francemusique.fr/actu-musicale/opera-orchestre-de-montpellier-un-plan-de-departs-volontaires-envisage-66637

  • It is not 20 or 30 players of the orchestra, but 30 people, including technical and administrative crew (and members of the orchestra).

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