Irina Isaakyan, researcher of SIRIUS at EUI, has recently published an article on OpenDemocracy in which she discusses the experience of opera singers during the Covid-19.
The researcher concludes that "the global pandemic has currently created uncertainty about the timing of the reopening of opera houses and an artist’s ability to survive economically and professionally. Transnational opera singers find themselves unable to travel even within the EU or back to their homelands, while they may even not be allowed to practice within the condominium walls (Italian municipal laws prohibit such practice). Pandemic border closures know no class nor distinction: they touch migrant workers both at the higher and lower ends of the labour market leaving them trapped and jobless".
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