Genoa Opera Hires New Artistic Director

carlo_felice.pngHouse’s troubles a major challenge for Italy’s first top woman opera manager
by Carlo Vitali [, 27 December 2007]
BOLOGNA, Dec. 26 — Cristina Ferrari is the new artistic director of Genoa’s Teatro Carlo Felice, one of Italy’s 14 Fondazioni lirico-sinfoniche, or chartered opera houses. The announcement, made Saturday, is a surprise, since no woman at a comparable managerial level is to be found elsewhere in the country’s opera system.