Italy's Minister of Culture Puts Maggio Musicale Under Government Control

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Florence's Maggio Musicale has been put under the administration of a government-appointed commissioner, the news agency ANSA reports.

Rocco Buttiglione, Italy's minister of culture, put Salvatore Nastasi at the head of the Maggio's foundation, which has been without a superintendent since Giorgio Van Straten resigned last May. Buttiglione said that the decision to put the Maggio under government oversight was made "given the impossibility of restoring the organs' function, while a compulsory deadline approaches."

The Maggio's board has been unable, despite this deadline deadline, to nominate a successor to Van Straten. Leonardo Domenici, mayor of Florence, asked Buttiglione to intercede when it became clear that no decision was forthcoming.

In Buttiglione's office, Nastasi is the "direttore generale dello spettacolo del vivo," or director of live performance.


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