Revealed: the woman behind the all-male Vienna New Year's Day concertmain
You couldn’t make it up.
The Vienna Philharmonic permitted just two women on stage in today’s New Year’s Concert, but the person giving the orders backstage was Karina Fibich, one of Austria’s leading television directors.
Myself, I could have done without the whirling birds’eye view from a camera in the roof, and the pair of kitsch dancers who were clearly never going to get it on, but Karina says she workled it all out very carefully with Mariss Jansons and he was very pleased with her work.
I wonder if he let her put him into that terrible hotel receptionists’ suit. (Mariss, next time I’ll take you to a London tailor).
Read what Karina has to say here.