Modica – Huge funding ready for all theatrical and cultural activities in Sicily. A breath of fresh air is coming for the entire Sicilian cultural sector, public and private, brought to its knees by the pandemic. This was announced by the regional councilor for tourism and entertainment Manlio Messina on a visit today to the Garibaldi Theater in Modica. Confirmed in the regional stability law, which will soon go to the courtroom for final approval, the figure dedicated to FURS, the single regional rotation fund for the show: a glimmer of light in view of a reopening, hopefully soon. The future of the Sicilian entertainment sector was discussed at this morning’s meeting in Modica. The commissioner Messina was welcomed by the mayor of Modica, Ignazio Abbate, president of the Garibaldi Foundation of Modica, and by the superintendent Tonino Cannata.
Also present were the extraordinary commissioner of the Bellini Theater, Daniela Lo Cascio and the superintendent Giovanni Cultrera. For him a homecoming given his collaboration, never interrupted, with the Garibaldi Theater in the organization of the musical season.
“The regional government is working to plan a summer season, obviously in compliance with the restrictions that guarantee total safety, in order to resume as soon as possible, as soon as the national government gives provisions in this regard”, said the commissioner Messina . Even the Garibaldi Foundation, with which the Regional Councilorship has already started profitable projects, is working to organize its restart in the name of quality culture: “Today’s visit by the Councilor makes us particularly proud – commented President Abbate and the superintendent Cannata – and confirms the Garibaldi Theater among the most prestigious and important cultural places of the island, among other things included in the regional network of theaters. We talked about the many projects already started for a future recovery in order to be ready, as soon as possible, to meet our public ”. Obviously we look to the summer, not only for the cultural recovery, but also for tourism: “We are also working on this front – said the commissioner Messina – We hope for an effective vaccination campaign and that it will soon become fully operational, that we it will make it possible to relaunch cultural activities and reopen the tourist activities which, too, are paying a very high price due to the pandemic ”.
Among the news announced is the reconfirmed collaboration with the Bellini Theater in Catania. As announced by Cultrera and Lo Cascio, we are already working on some musical projects with the artists of the Etna opera body, some of which directly in Modica in the summer.
Messina is the second presence in a few months of an exponent of the Sicilian council at Garibaldi. Last December it was in fact the regional councilor for cultural heritage Alberto Samonà who visited the theater on the occasion of its reopening to the public after the modernization and restoration work that involved the structure.
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