French opera houses are accused of favouring foreign singers to save taxmain
The French performers union (SFA-CGT) has complained to the government that local talent is being unfairly discarded. It says opera houses hire foreign singers on whom they pay no social taxes.
The Opéra de Paris is accused of casting only 3.7% of lead roles this season with singers who pay tax in France.
The ministry of culture has set up an inquiry.
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