Asmik Grigorian: I am vaccinatedNews
The Lithuanian soprano has written to slippedisc.com to clarify some misconstrued remarks in her recent Times interview.
She comments: ‘I’m vaccinated. I chose to get vaccinated.
‘In my recent interview with “The Times,” I said that I don’t like to be forced into getting vaccinated in order to do my job. This is true. It doesn’t mean that I am against the vaccine.
‘As I had already had Covid-19, I had antibodies, and I followed the health protocols (tests and masks) that opera houses have put in place.
‘I have the utmost respect for my colleagues and the organizations I work with. This being said, my choice to get vaccinated was personal. I did it because I think today it is the best way to live my life, not for my contracts at the Met or The Royal Opera House…
‘I normally would not justify or explain myself, but when I see my quote from an interview being interpreted and extrapolated upon, I wanted to hopefully make my thoughts clear.
‘During this difficult time, let’s all be careful to come together and support each other, and rather than creating more conflict.