Who are we ?
Assolirica is an Italian trade association, founded in 2015, that brings together professionals in Opera such as singers, conductors, directors, set designers, costume designers.
Who do we represent ?
We represent singers and creative teams
Our vision / mission
Draw up an employment contract, replacing the current private agreements, find a definitive legal framework for professionals in the sector; Recognize accident protection and maternity and paternity support; Obtain recognition of the status of intermittent workers, with tax protections and income support; - to propose a new system of social security contributions that will allow the achievement of the days necessary for a retirement pension.
ounded in 2015 and recognised by the MISE (Ministry for Economic Development) as a Professional Association, it aims to protect the professional activity carried out by Opera Artists and mainly aims :
to find a definitive legal framework for professionals in the sector, which still fluctuates between the figure of the self-employed worker with VAT number and that of the employed worker;
the recognition of accident protection and maternity and paternity support on an equal footing with employees;
obtain recognition of the status of intermittent workers, as in other European countries, with the resulting tax and income support protections;
proposing a new system of social security contributions that would allow for the number of contribution days needed to qualify for a retirement pension at the end of one's career;
obtain recognition of opera as a Unesco Intangible Heritage.
In the period of the Covid emergency, Assolirica is also fighting for the promulgation of special measures to guarantee the survival of the Theatre and to avoid losing most of its excellent professional staff.
“ As an Italian soprano, I feel a special responsibility to fight for the respect of our great operatic heritage, as well as for the rights of all artists involved in the dissemination of this precious cultural and artistic jewel of lyric singing.”