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(Reuters) - Italy‘s opera house La Scala will scale back on productions in the 2013-2014 season because of the economic crisis and lower state support, its general manager said on Thursday.
Stephane Lissner told reporters the Milan theatre will reduce the number of operas to 10 instead of the usual 13 due to a decline in revenues.
They will include three by Giuseppe Verdi to celebrate the 200th birthday of the composer, born in 1813. Verdi’s “La Traviata” will open the season on December 7, conducted by Daniele Gatti….