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25 Feb 2005

La Scala Dismisses Fontana

MILANO – Il sovrintendente del Teatro alla Scala, Carlo Fontana, è stato rimosso. Lo ha stabilito il Cda della teatro che in una nota rilasciata al termine della riunione fa sapere di aver revocato «con effetto immediato, il Sovrintendente dottor Carlo Fontana, affidando l’incarico al direttore della Divisione Teatro alla Scala, maestro Mauro Meli».

La Scala licenzia Fontana, subentra Meli

Il cda della Fondazione rimuovere il sovrintendente
Bufera in Comune: l'assessore Carruba si dimette

[Corriere della Sera, 24 Feb 05]

MILANO - Il sovrintendente del Teatro alla Scala, Carlo Fontana, è stato rimosso. Lo ha stabilito il Cda della teatro che in una nota rilasciata al termine della riunione fa sapere di aver revocato "con effetto immediato, il Sovrintendente dottor Carlo Fontana, affidando l'incarico al direttore della Divisione Teatro alla Scala, maestro Mauro Meli".

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Tohuwabohu an der Mailänder "Scala"

VON DANIELA TOMASOVSKY [Die Presse, 25 Feb 05]

Turbulent geht es derzeit an der Mailänder Scala zu: Nach der Premieren-Absage am Dienstag wurde nun Intendant Carlo Fontana ausgewechselt.

Am Dienstag hätte die Premiere von Tschaikowskis "Pique Dame" am "Teatro degli Arcimboldi" - der zweiten Spielstätte der Mailänder Scala - über die Bühne gehen sollen. Doch die Gewerkschaften wussten dies zu verhindern: Sie riefen zum Streik auf - so lange, bis die finanzielle Lage des Opernhauses (ein Defizit von zwölf Millionen Euro) geklärt und vor allem der Machtkampf an der Spitze des Opernhauses beigelegt ist.

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La Scala Fires Top Exec as Budget Row Boils Over

[Reuters, 24 Feb 05]

MILAN (Reuters) - Milan's La Scala fired its top executive on Thursday as the world-famous opera house battles to plug a growing budget hole.

La Scala reopened last December after three years of renovation work to bring it into line with its European rivals. But the cost of the facelift and new theatrical machinery ran well over budget to 61 million euros ($81 million).

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