Valentina Lisitsa is banned by Italian MayorNews
The Putin propaganda pianist was scheduled to appear at the Lerici Music Festival until the mayor of the town, Leonardo Paoletti, issued an interdiction.
The concert, said Paoletti, ‘was cancelled at my express request and with the full support of maestro Gianluca Marcianò’, artistic director of the festival.
‘Our choice was exclusively artistic,’ said Marcianò, ‘but we don’t want to offend so many sensitivities”.
Lisitsa is a vocal supporter of the Putin invasion and the breakaway regime in Crimea. She lives mostly in Italy.