Italian conductor Marcello Viotti is appointed as the new "Direttore Musicale" of the Gran Teatro La Fenice and the Teatro Malibran in Venice.
His goals are:
- Reconstruction and reopening of the burned down Teatro La Fenice
- Creation of an international opera studio for young Italian singers
- Promotion of Italian composers who lived in Venice and worked in the field of opera and concert, such as Giuseppe Sinopoli, Bruno Maderna, Luigi Nono and Nino Rotta
- 8 new productions per year: 4 at the Teatro Malibran and 4 at the Gran Teatro La Fenice