A singer is keeping track of opera houses that pay up, and those that don’tmain
The German baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle, Beckmesser at the 2017 Bayreuth, is running a list onhis Facebook page of how theatres and opera houses have been honouring their singer contracts during Coronavirus, and how not.
The best performers, with 100 percent payment for all conracts, include Aachen, Aarhus, Basel, Copenhagen, ENO… all the way through to Zurich.
The median payment appears to be between 50 and 60 percent.
The poorest payers include Paris, Lyon, Brussels and Covent Garden.