Cologne terminates its opera chiefmain
The city has told Opernintendantin Birgit Meyer it won’t extend her contract beyond 2022.
The reason? She has been there 10 years and they want a new face.
Beyond that? The bill for rebuilding the opera will top a billion Euros, four times the approved estimate.
Someone has to pay that price and it won’t be the politicians.
Meyer, 60, gave up a flourishing medical practice in order to work in a crisis-ridden art form. She deserves better treatment.