Violent Night at the Opera

by Suzanne Calvin

Drama students and opera house workers from throughout Italy gathered outside Milan’s fabled La Scala on Opening Night to protest proposed cutbacks in funding for the arts -- cutbacks so severe, they could change the cultural landscape of Italy.  Police in riot gear charged a group of about a hundred protestors as they attempted to break-through barricades and conductor Daniel Barenboim had a few choice words from the podium.

Get it all from “The Guardian” (U.K.) here.  And more, including video, from the BBC.

Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR

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