“Ours was an absolutely legitimate choice of responsibility, otherwise we would continue with a ‘failed’ foundation without the administrative and artistic management body, more important. And this would constitute a prejudice both for the Theater of Rome and for the city it represents.” Thus, in ANSA, the vice president of the Teatro di Roma, Danilo Del Gaizo, after the controversy and division in the board of directors over the appointment of the new general director of the De Fusco foundation. “I hope that reasonableness and common sense prevail and that the parties meet,” he emphasizes.
“We have already expressed our opinion on the legitimacy of the continuation of the work. It was simply the continuation of a meeting decided unanimously by the board of directors itself, in the presence of all its members – he reiterates -. Obviously from the session ” It was open, there was no possibility of postponing it by a single councilor, not even the president. That is the legal question,” she says. “The issue of opportunity is determined by the fact that the Foundation cannot function without a general director. This is something provided for in the statutes and that has always been highlighted, even in previous meetings of the Board of Directors – adds Del Gaizo -. much more than necessary to complete the programming that will be sent to the ministry.” After the words of the Capitol, go beyond the discussions? “Of course – he affirms -. “I hope that reasonableness and common sense prevail and that the parties meet – responds the vice president -, also in the Board of Directors, to continue the process of orderly discussion of the issues and orderly continuation of the activities of the Foundation.” “I think we have to talk, think and find a meeting point, I hope and hope that – Del Gaizo emphasizes -. But I don’t make a political assessment because it’s not my job.”
The secretary of the Democratic Party intervenes on the issue Elly Schlein after his party announced an urgent question to Minister of Culture Sangiuliano. “The right in government, whether national or regional, always has the same obsession: occupy positions, promote friends, control the structures of the country through the men themselves. When this is done with contempt for the culture, it means that we have exceeded the alarm level. “What happened at the Teatro di Roma is also disturbing and worrying due to the circumstances of this real bombing.”
“Today I had to present to the board of directors and the audit board of the Teatro di Roma my opposition to the actions that – as I have been told – are being carried out in reference to Luca De Fusco.” he announces it the president of the Teatro di Roma, Francesco Siciliano, who in a note protests against some decisions that would trample on his prerogatives and against some details relating to the contract of the new general director. “I have invited all councilors and mayors to intervene and desist from the objective described above, otherwise – he warns – all consequent actions will be evaluated.”
“I won’t go into the merits of De Fusco’s qualities,” explains Siciliano. “But I have to go into the depths of the attitude towards relative contractualization. In fact, they told me that the board of directors, in an objectively unprecedented act, decided to assign the power to sign the contract with Luca De Fusco (as the new general director of the Theater) to a member of the board of directors other than me. And this, although my statutory prerogatives as president of the Foundation require that the board of directors respect my role – which cannot be replaced – as legal representative of the Foundation itself and, more generally, as responsible for executing the decisions of the board. of Directors”.
“But it’s not just about this – continues Siciliano -. From what I’ve been told, it seems that the board of directors, despite not having decided either the duration of Luca De Fusco’s appointment or the salary planned for him, has entrusted one of the members of the board of directors with a blank delegation with the task of identifying similar fundamental parameters.
“What is even more serious – he adds – is that it seems that the hypothesis of a five-year contract with a remuneration of 150,000 euros (in addition to the director’s fees) is being proposed. Such a choice would imply an objectively exorbitant decision compared to a normal three-year project of any theater and, furthermore, it would be disproportionate to the limit of reason. Luca De Fusco is a director and not a director. And coming from a theater, that of Catania, absolutely comparable to the Theater of Rome in terms of volume of business and from which he receives approximately 68 thousand euros in compensation.
Therefore, the almost tripling of the compensation with respect to the reference value of Luca De Fusco (accepted by him for his previous role) lacks justification and potentially represents a detriment to the Teatro di Roma for its resources which, we remember, come for 6 and a half million from the City Council of Rome and just over a million from the Lazio Region”.