The city council of Lyon plans to reduce the municipal subsidy for its opera house by 500,000 euros French radio station France Musique reported. Stupefaction reigns in the institution. « In terms of cultural policy, we can only be concerned about the anti-Opera ideology that seems to underlie this decision », General Manager Serge Dorny told France Musique.

Subsidies allocated to the Opera by the City of Lyon total 18 million euros. The budget cut would be almost 3%.

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