Thielemann endorses Slipped Disc call to stop orchestral touringmain
The Bayreuth music director, never afraid to speak out, has said that one lesson we must draw from Covid is to cut unnecessary travel.
Thielemann, 61,says: ‘I believe that this Corona story is a sign. Somebody shows us the raised index finger and says:”If you carry on like this, you will get a bill for your actions.” For me it feels like a kind of general penalty for travelling around forever, wasting energy.’
A year ago, I wrote an essay in The Critic calling for a definitive end to orchestral tours.