Culture / Tourism

Rome Opera fires whole orchestra and chorus

In an unprecedented decision, the Board of the State-run Rome Opera fired the entire orchestra and chorus of the Entity after controversies involving the trade unions had led to the shocking departure of Maestro Riccardo Muti. The orchestra and the chorus will now be outsourced.

According to recent polls the Italian trade unions, under attack by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, are growing more and more unpopular.

The Rome Opera dates back to 1880, when the Costanzi Theater was inaugurated by Gioacchino Rossini’s Semiramide.

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