Sunday, June 16, 2024

Così fan tutte at La Scala, cancelled due to strike

Anyone fortunate enough to have tickets to see Mozart’s Così fan tutte or Rossini’s Le Comte Ory at La Scala di Milano this week just got struck by some bad luck. This evening’s production of Così fan tutte has been officially cancelled,and the opening of Le Comte Ory scheduled for Friday, July 4, 2014, is equally at risk. The reason behind the cancellation is a multi union strike, which includes workers and orchestra members.The two major issues that the unions have taken issue with are, the intended changes with regards to sick days. The proposal is that workers who are absent due to illness will have

The two major issues that the unions have taken issue with are, the intended changes with regards to sick days. The proposal is that workers who are absent due to illness will have a salary reduction of 40-50% during the first 10 days of absence. The second issue involves musicians who teach in conservatories and universities abroad. They have been presented with an ultimatum, choosing between their place at the theatre or their work outside of Italy. This is due to a stipulation that constrains them to teach in Italy only. These educators feel there should be an allowance for teaching outside of Italy.

 

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