We hear from distressed musicians at the Municipal Theatre in Santiago, Chile, that 59 people were sacked last week in all departments due to a financial crisis. That amounts to 13.5 percent of the workforce.
The theatre is said to be facing imminent bankruptcy. The next step will be to dismantle the orchestra and chorus.
The government is turning a blind eye.
A petition, posted online, has attracted more than 10,000 signatures. Please sign here.
It might help.