A glimmer of light and happiness from Bologna, where the new US-Italian president of Bologna Football Club, Joseph Tacopina, has launched a US fund-raising campaign on behalf of Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
‘I love the town. I love its theatre,’ he tells the local paper.
Together with artistic director Nicola Sani he has founded a US Friends of the Teatro Communale and will be pushing to raise funds from new sources for the outstanding ensemble.
Can any other opera house call on a football owner for support?