A viola player in the Hannover State Opera has sued the organisation for damages over ‘personal pain and suffering’ after seeing a photograph of himself in the programme booklet.
The musician claimed that he should have been given the right to approve the picture before it was published (below).
The labour court upheld his claim, ordering the theatre to seek permission from its employees before it published their image.
It refused, however, the claim for compensation.
The violist remains unhappy.