Breaking: Bavaria puts state theatre in quarantine

Breaking: Bavaria puts state theatre in quarantine


norman lebrecht

June 28, 2020

Almost the entire ensemble of the Nuremberg Sattstheater have been out back in quarantine after one member tested positive for Covid-19.

No messing about in Bavaria.

Read here.


  • NoExaggeration Please says:

    By far not the whole ensemble!! It is the Schauspielensemble – just the actors. No singers, no chorus, no orchestra.
    Do you tend to exaggerate in order to attract readers? Bad manners!! 🙁

  • Henry williams says:

    This is the problem . Corona may be around for a long time.

  • John Borstlap says:

    Terrible story.

    But amusing; Satttheater means: the saturated theatre. With what, one wonders.

    • Leopold says:

      Yes, it is really amazing how often very simple German names are spelled wrongly in English texts. Somewhat embarrassing. Shouldn’t be so hard to look up the correct spelling.

      Staat, Stadt, statt, satt, …

    • Brettermeier says:

      “Satttheater means: the saturated theatre.”

      Somewhat, but not entirely right, because it’s not bijective.

      Nevertheless, “Sattstheater” sounds like “Satztheater” which would translate to “Sentence Theater”.

  • Bonsai says:

    If by ‚almost the entire ensemble‘ you mean almost the entire ensemble of the play division, only one of three sectors of the performing arts at this house, it is correct.

  • News from Germany says:

    „State Theatre Nuremberg management puts parts of it‘s acting division in quarantine“ would have been right.

  • No Exaggerating says:

    Interesting censorship going on here! What a shame that you deleted my comment. I will make this public.

  • Andreas B. says:

    Not Bavaria – not the entire ensemble – no member tested positive.

    More accurately:
    The theatre Intendant asked the drama (Schauspiel) ensemble to quarantine and self isolate after a family member was tested positive.

    Apparently, other parts of the staatstheater (opera, dance) remain unaffected so far.
    Socially distanced/ openair performances continue to take place.

    Read here:

  • Andreas B. says:

    The pictured ‘Germanisches Nationalmuseum’ is not connected to this story.
    No quarantine, still open.

  • Brettermeier says:

    “Nuremberg Sattstheater”

    Staatstheater Nürnberg

    PS: Your link isn’t working because it’s missing a “t” at the end:,S3Bi5zt

    PPS: The slippedisc logo is still missing when scrolling down. Specifically, this one: <- No such file.

    I'll remind you again in October. 😉

  • George says:

    The “Intendanz” chose to quarantine members of the acting ensemble after one family member tested positive. There’s no official regulation from the Bavarian health offices.

  • Maistersinger says:

    Warum wird der offensichtliche und benannte Schreibfehler im Text nicht bearbeitet? Die Überschrift bitte auch. So ist sie schlichtweg falsch.

    • Brettermeier says:

      “Warum wird der offensichtliche und benannte Schreibfehler im Text nicht bearbeitet?”

      Dass weis niemant .