The conductor was 15 minutes late for the opening night of Lohengrin at the Vienna State Opera.
Today, he didn’t turn up at all, claiming a flight delay.
Mostly, he takes private jets.
„2.400 people in the audience, 600 working behind the stage and Gergiev‘s flight is delayed as it was already 3 days ago“, said director Meyer. Michael Güttler tooked over and conducts the performance. #Lohengrin @WrStaatsoper
— rossignol (@rossignol) January 19, 2020
This is an insult to the audience, the intelligence and to music itself.
UPDATE: ‘Everyone knows Gergiev is late’