Pappano gives up his Rome salary

Pappano gives up his Rome salary


norman lebrecht

April 19, 2020

Sir Antonio Pappano has waived his salary as director of Rome’s Santa Cecilia Orchestra for the duration of Covid-19 measures.

The orchestra has been played on furlough. Musicians will receive a proportion of their salary, details yet to be disclosed. Pappano will not acccept  penny while they are deprived. The orchestra’s president, Michele Dall ‘Ongaro,  has taken a 30 percent cut.



  • Brian v says:

    He is a very decent person.

  • fflambeau says:

    I suspect he did this because he can live very comfortably indeed on his UK earnings.

  • Peter says:

    Unfortunately, he has been so arrogant and false, in the past years he surrounded himself by mostly mediocre singers – the only way he could shine…!!!
    Pappano earns around GBP 800.000 – 1.000.000 (!!!) from the Royal Opera House per season!!!
    So no need to pity him or praise him now.

  • But the greatest of these is Charity.! says:

    When you give, let not your left know what your right hand is doing!!!!! Does he want a medal, or a chest to pin it on?