La Scala under fire for proposed funding from Saud


first_imgLa Scala under fire for proposed funding from Saudi Arabia by The Associated Press Posted Mar 11, 2019 6:12 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img MILAN — Italy’s premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under fire over a proposal to grant a board seat to Saudi Arabia’s culture minister with the promise of 15 million euros ($16.8 million) in new funding.The plan, which is to be voted on next week by La Scala’s board, has been harshly criticized by members of the governing League party as well as by former Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, citing human rights issues in Saudi Arabia.Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, who chairs the La Scala board, on Tuesday declined to say whether he favours the plan, saying he does not want to influence the board’s decision. He said that the issues of Saudi sponsorship and the allocation of a board seat could be considered separately.The Associated Presslast_img

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