The former head of Italy’s public TV broadcaster RAI, Carlo Fuortes, has been named artistic director of the must still be approved by Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano.

Rome-born Fuortes had left RAI’s leadership in May because he disagreed with the new media policy of Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s government. In Naples, he replaces Frenchman Stephane Lissner. Meloni’s government passed a decree in May requiring opera house directors to leave their posts when they reach the age of 70. Lissner, who turned 70 on January 23, was forced to leave his post in Naples in June. He filed an appeal against the government decision with a labor court.

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