Rome Opera sacks 200 members of orchestra and chorus
14 October 2014
Rome’s opera house has sacked nearly 200 members of its permanent orchestra and chorus.
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Massimo Cestaro, the secretary general of the Italian theatre workers’ union SLC-CGIL, said: “The truth is that there has been a campaign to dismantle the principal cultural institutions of our country.”
He said the real goal of the government was to turn Italian theatres into “empty boxes”.
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