jueves, 19 de abril de 2012

La Scala becomes an “autonomous” theatre

Teatro alla Scala, Milano

The Ministry of Culture of the Monti Government has granted Teatro alla Scala recognition of its management autonomy which it requested a long time ago. Already in the Nineteen Twenties Arturo Toscanini hoped that la Scala would be considered a theatre “in its own right” within the Italian scenario. The recognition of autonomy arrives today, with the Superintendency of Stéphane Lissner and the Musical Directorship of Daniel Barenboim, as a result of seven consecutive years of balanced budgets, a strong increase in the musical offer (on average the curtain went up 280 times each season), in audience figures (450,000 people a year, 80,000 of whom under 30) and contributions from the private sector (more than € 30,000,000 a year).

No hay comentarios:

Publicar un comentario