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.
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