Unpaid Wages at Rio’s Municipal Theater Puts Season at Risk

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As a result of unpaid wages, the artistic body of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro suspended the rehearsals for their upcoming premieres. According to the Union of Workers in Public Institutions of Cultural Action of Rio de Janeiro State (SINTAC), there is no set date for the premiere of the opera Orfeu e Eurídice, de Gluck (Orpheus and Eurydice, by Gluck), which was scheduled for Sunday, July 3rd.

The union president and a member of the theater choir, Pedro Olivero, said that, despite the name, the institution is . . .

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