It’s men only in Italy’s jury rooms

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.

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  • 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.

    • 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.

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