Italian opera houses light up in symbolic reopening

Tonight, Italian theatres will open their doors and turn on their lights from 1930 to 2130 pm to mark a year of closure.

It’s a symbol of solidarity with furloughed workers and frustrated audiences.


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  • What can one add? Except to say that one hopes ALL the staff were “furloughed” unlike all the theatre, concert hall and opera house workers that weren’t in this wretched cultural backwater…

  • watched “Salome” from Scala via Rai5 with Elina Stikhina. Convincing rendition multiplied by huge voice of a sheer beauty. I think it is still on Rai5. Free of charge. I wish you, Norman, could watch it .

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