The transformation of Teatro alla Scala narrated through the voice of its previous general manager Carlo Fontana. A highly interesting and topical book that explores a central theme in cultural politics in Italy.
After having served for fifteen years as general manager of the most important theatre in the world, Carlo Fontana surveys the different stages of his unique career. He got interested in theatre from an early age. Since then his personal and professional experience has been interweaved with forty years of show business. From his apprenticeship at Piccolo Teatro with Paolo Grassi, to the fifteen years as general manager of the most important stage in the world, Teatro alla Scala, which he has transformed from an Autonomous Board based on public financing into a modern Private Foundation. A fascinating history that combines civic commitment, love and respect for the institutions, with the need for an evolution to lead opera on the path to the contemporary era