Almost at the moment that Salzburg declared itself ready to put on a mini-festival, the Bregenz Festival called off its summer.
Bregenz operates by filling 7,000 seats on the floating stage.
The most it can hope for under eased regulations is 1,000.
The hands vainly try to build a model of the virus. Could be an ideal backdrop for a new opera: ‘Covid and Corona’, with a plot circling around a love couple on a cruise ship which gets stuck at the coast of California. No doubt Philip Glass is already thinking about it.
The seats are stationary, the stadium seating is a concrete building on the bank of lake Constance, it’s the stage that floats.
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