This essay explains the last provisions concerning the Performing Arts sector and specifically the rules about the main 14 Opera Houses in Italy, issued by the Italian legislator. The economic crisis has deeply influenced also this sector, as well as the other ones of the Culture field. Public contributions are constantly decreasing and they are not any more sufficient to assure the remuneration of the employed of most part of Opera Houses. These problems are made more serious by the position of the workers trade unions. The recent reform provides many restrictions for the employed and for the Opera Houses management. That's why it has been received by operators with a deep alarm. This first opinion about the reform criticizes its provisions from the inside. The Author is Superintendent of one of the most important Italian Opera House.