Francesco Giambrone Elected New President of AGIS

By Francisco Salazar

Francesco Giambrone has been elected as the new president of AGIS – Associazione Generale Italiana dello Spettacolo.

The election was held in Rome on Oct. 12 and Giambrone will succeed Carlo Fontana, who has been in charge of the association since 2013.

Giambrone is currently the superintendent of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and worked with such important opera houses as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and Teatro Massimo di Palermo, where he also served as superintendent.

As Giambrone accepted the new position he underlined “the importance of entertainment venues and real centers of cultural aggregation, and the need to harmonize the various entertainment sectors, a fundamental element that the new executive will need to face with strength and incisiveness in order to bring back the cultural sector to political agendas.”

During the assembly, two new vice presents were elected: Marco Parri, President of ICO, and Mario Lorini, President of ANEC.