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Ensemble

Troubles in Rome

Verdi's Rigoletto,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

On 21 October 2014, before the performance began, the atmosphere was very tense in the foyer of Rome's Opera House. Indeed, a very tense opera was about to start — a new production of Verdi's Rigoletto — with quite a good share of betrayals, murders, corruption, and blood. However, the tension did not relate to the opera but to the theatre's situation. Under the previous management, the Rome Opera House has piled up a huge debt (nearly 35 million euros in the last three financial years alone) and runs a 10 million euro deficit every year...

Copyright © 12 November 2014 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

RIGOLETTO

ROME

ITALY

TEATRO DELL'OPERA

ROBERTO GABBIANI

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