The Teatro Comunale of Bologna today moved its operations into an acoustically customized basketball superdome, where is can acommodate an audience of about one thousand.
This may be the most important experiment for opera and concerts since Covid started.
And it has global implications. Why shouldn’t the Met take over Madison Square Garden?
Bologna’s head of culture Matteo Lepore says: ‘We brought the great acoustic chamber of the Teatro Comunale Bologna to the Palazzo dello Sport. The orchestra rehearsal has started.
‘If the results go well we plan to move the next season of the Municipal Theatre to our Madison in Piazza Azzarita. We can reach more than a thousand places safely. This is how we save culture and invent the future in #Bologna.’