According to an article published by Le Midi Libre the Regional Chamber of Auditors has revealed many dysfunctions at the Opera and Orchestra of Montpellier in Southern France. The report analyses figures from 2009 to 2014 and mentions clan wars, financial largesse and obscure functioning…

It highlights dismissals that proved very costly in periods when the organization encountered great financial difficulties. So, in 2010, the director René Koering retired with €665,275 euros, and the dismissal of his successor Jean-Paul Scarpitta cost €258,884 euros. These transactions were not decided by the Board, the auditors say and point out that, in general the minutes of Board meetings give little details about decisions.

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