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


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