Cornelius Meister, music director of Stuttgart State Opera, opens the company’s November magazine with the words: Wir haben es verbockt.
In polite English: we’re screwed. Or: We screwed up.
He continues: ‘As a society, we haven’t managed to act in a way that prevents the virus from spreading. But we also failed in another aspect: We did not succeed in giving responsible political bodies the confidence that they could make a differentiating decision that we as a society would understand and accept…
‘Thanks to constantly refined hygiene concepts and the common sense of all those involved, operas, theaters and concert halls have not yet developed into sources of the disease. To cut corona infections, there is no point in closing these cultural sites. Where zero people previously infected each other, no less than zero infections will be possible in the next few weeks.’
Read on here.
He has a point.