Just in: Frankfurt Opera will play to audiences of 100

Just in: Frankfurt Opera will play to audiences of 100


norman lebrecht

May 22, 2020

Message from the Main:

Now the requirements of the State of Hesse to contain the corona pandemic have eased, Oper Frankfurt wants to play live in front of an audience again as soon as possible. Intensive work is being done on the creation of a hygiene concept in order to be able to offer viewers and artists a safe theater evening in the current situation.

We start next Friday with a song recital by the Swedish soprano Maria Bengtsson, pianist Sarah Tysman and ensemble member Cecelia Hall (mezzo-soprano) with members of the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra.

For the time being, only 100 spectators will be admitted; distance and hand hygiene rules continue to apply; wearing a mouth-nose cover until you take your seat, and collecting the contact details of ticket buyers, are obligatory.



  • CarlD says:

    Do you know the cost of tickets, Norman?

  • Edgar Self says:

    Then they’re free to do modern opera, right? No problem.

  • Old Man in the Midwest says:

    I love these pics of young beautiful women.

    I would willingly die in their arms of the Virus or a jealous lover during the third act of any opera.

  • Stephen Diviani says:

    Excellent news!

  • RagnarDanneskjoeld says:

    Why only one hundred? Wiesbaden can host 200 and seats a smaller audience (1040 compared to 1370).

    • Edgar Self says:

      Sehr gut gennant Ragnar Danneskjoeld, they are both on navigable rivers within reach of your submarine. Wiesbaden was built with Reardon Metal, therefore stronger.

  • Edgar Self says:

    It’s enough to shrivel the roots of Yggdrasil and hasten the coming of Ragnarok.