It’s men only in Italy’s jury rooms

It’s men only in Italy’s jury rooms


norman lebrecht

July 16, 2019

We’ve been sent the judges list for two distinguished choral competitions in Italy this summer.

There are planet of women among the competitors, none among the judges.

The Rimini International Choral Competition is chaired by Britain’s Peter Phillips.

The Claudio Monteverdi in Venice is chaired by Poland’s Paweł Łukaszewski, at the head of an all-male pack.

The Boticelli in Florence last year was all-male.

So it goes.


  • SuNi says:

    They’re Italians, what do you expect? There are exceptions, but when it comes to respect for women, Italians are stuck in the 1950’s.

    • Jack ass says:

      Your 1950 italy is more advanced I’m women in military police politics maybe your thinking Russia or Slavic countries or China or India ..

    • anon says:

      It’s true. Some serious reforms are needed in Italy’s gender culture.

  • mathias broucek says:

    Do they have any corporate sponsors? If so, they are at risk of losing them…

  • Zod says:

    Hmm, planet of women…

  • Cyril says:

    Maybe they figure wherever there’s a “planet of women”, not too many more are needed?

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    The junkyard dogs of the Left will start barking any minute.

    • Royce says:

      Oh, Sue. “Junkyard dogs of the Left?” I know we’re just supposed to ignore you, but I have to wonder what fuels your attacks. Anger can be a cover for fear. You think therapy is rubbish, but you really need to talk to someone who can help you.

  • CG says:

    ….planet of women….?