The German-Austrian opera couple Peter Seiffert and Petra Maria Schnitzer have spoken of fears for their professional futures.
‘My international commitments for a whole year were cancelled,’ said Seiffert. ‘There is absolutely no replacement or compensation.’
Schnitzer attacked the total shudown in Bayreuth, comparing it unfavourably to Salzburg. ‘I am appalled that in Bavaria it was not possible to keep culture higher, so that at least a slimmed-down version could have been organised in Bayreuth,’ she said.