The air turns blue at Rome Ballet

The air turns blue at Rome Ballet


norman lebrecht

August 07, 2019

Italian unions have complained about foul language allegedly used by ballet director Eleonora Abbagnato towards her dancers.

Among other reported epithets:

– No fucking way am I going to be renewing your contracts!

– Fuck off the lot of you!

– un teatro di merda.

It gets hot in Rome in August.

Read on here.



  • erich says:

    Makes conductors and opera directors seem tame by comparison!

    • Novagerio says:

      Yup. Clearly, the Rome Opera has never worked with Gian-Carlo del Monaco…or Hans Neuenfels or Peter Konwitschny…

  • Rgiarola says:

    Il pranzo de ferragosto di Roma!