Maestro Riccardo Muti: "Bring theatrical and musical activities back to life: without their spiritual food, society brutalizes itself"
Open letter to President Conte
"[...] Closing concert halls and theatres is a grave decision. The impoverishment of the mind and spirit is dangerous, and also harms the health of the body. Defining theatrical and musical activities as "superfluous", as I've heard from some government spokesmen, expresses ignorance, lack of culture and of sensitivity. [...]"