Hugh Kerr of Edinburgh Music Review is in Vienna:
Our four nights of opera in Vienna confirmed my view that the Staatsoper is one of the great opera houses of the world and one of the most beautiful. It is also taking on the challenge of opera in the Covid era and showing it can be done. At a time when Covent Garden is dark apart from online performances and the Met has cancelled all operas until next year, Vienna is showing it is possible to put on opera. Let’s hope others follow – otherwise the future of opera and indeed live music is seriously under threat.
Read on here.