A general view of the La Scala theatre before the season opening in Milan, Italy December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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Italy's La Scala opera house has decided to return more than 3 million euros ($3.4 million) in funding to Saudi Arabia after a plan to work closely with the country was widely criticized, including by members of the governing League party.The mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, who also chairs La Scala's board, said the funds -- part of a proposed 15-million euro five-year partnership deal with the Saudi Culture Ministry -- had been deposited into an escrow account without the theater's consent.
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