Opera soloist: I can’t live on 2,000 Euros a monthmain
Die Welt has a chilling interview with a bass-baritone who argues that the European company system is breaking down because young singers are too poorly paid.
There are the technicians who earn comparatively well, the orchestra musicians who also earn relatively well, and the chorus singers who earn more at many theatres than young soloists… Soloists are the easiest group to save on staff costs.
This anonymous soloist has given up the profession. He now works as a management consultant.