Will the final curtain fall on Italy's opera?

One of Rome's most prestigious theatres under threat of closure as financial crisis forces budget cuts for the arts.

    They say it isn't over until the fat lady sings.

    She certainly appears to be losing her voice in Italy, where even an old favourite is being hit by the financial crisis.

    Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Rome on whether the final curtain is falling on Italy's operas.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Japan's third-largest steelmaker has admitted it faked data on parts used in cars, planes and trains.