Berlin whispers: Barenboim is heading for Iranmain
Sources deep within the Staatskapelle in Berlin are telling us that the orchestra has been asked to accompany Chancellor Angela Merkel to Teheran in October for the signing of the nuclear agreement – if it is finalised by then.
Visas are being quietly requested by the Staatsoper for the orchestra, and for its music director Daniel Barenboim, whose first passport is Israeli. Barenboim also holds Spanish and Palestinian passports. Guess which one he will show in Teheran.