Breaking: Valery Gergiev faces orchestra Covid rebellionNews
Nevsky News reports that musicians at the Mariinsky Theatre are in uproar over an explosion of Covid infections, which they blame directly on their music director.
The first cases were recorded after a performance in Moscow’s Zaryadye Park, then spiralled to dozens of cases. One musicians said: ‘More than 30 people are positive after today’s test. Not all tests have come yet, and not everyone has done it … ‘
Another sad: ‘Gergiev always does what he wants. He is the king, and we are his serf musicians. He has a complete sense of impunity. He is a manager, he makes money. Only sometimes – creativity.’
Gergiev is presently conducting in Vienna.
He is due to give a concert with the Mariinsky in Madrid on Friday. Many of the players are still suffering from Covid.
Catch it while you can.
Photo (c) Laura Luostarinen
UPDATE: “Cases of illness at the Mariinsky Theatre, both in the creative team and in other workshops, do not have a significant impact on the current work of the theater and the tour schedule, ” the press service of the Mariinsky Theater reported.“In addition to these measures, the Mariinsky Theater carefully monitors compliance with all necessary security measures: including temperature measurements at the service and spectator entrances, wearing medical masks inside the theater is mandatory, and surfaces and all the premises of the theater are regularly disinfected.”
NL, your off the cuff comment “Catch it while you can” is surely not very well advised or in the best taste, given that many are still catching Covid – whether they are Gergiev’s serfs or not.
Should we from now on live in a completely joke-less and airless suffocating world being afraid making light of something to lighten the mood might offend someone? Is this US-style politecorrectness applied to the entire world?
They’re trying to make it so and, sadly, succeeding. There are a lot of useful idiots out there.
Actually, it is perfectly well advised, considering the fact that Omicron is so mild: easy way to get natural immunity.
Note that “mild” means something different to medical personnel than a layperson’s understanding of that term.
actually it doesn’t
Thank you Quincy MD
Fact check: Omicron is milder than delta in its lethality, but delta was much worse than the wild type virus and the Alpha variant. Data is beginning to emerge that some of those who caught Omicron are left with anomalies in their lung structures.
Unless you happen to die from it or get long Covid, which still happens with Omicron.
Tell that to two of my co workers who have been through hell.
I now call him Shostakovich because Shostakovitch made me feel itchy.
Friend of Muti, and not by chance. The two buddies share more than just COVID negationism.
And, both of them have a small “baton”, as shown.
Yes! Putin love that burns like fire!
Take a look:
LMFAO…contrary to your incredibly delusional and moronic beliefs, he is not VG’s “buddy”. they are simply colleagues and they DON’T share such things like you so stupidly describe. you don’t have to like him, but spewing such ridiculous nonsense is essentially libel. if you really have something meaningful to say, why don’t you report it to the proper channels? (although i’m guessing you really don’t have anything meaningful to share LMFAO)
How is the orchestra getting in to Spain in this “condition?”
Gergiev should stay closer to home. Putin will need his band leader to conduct his celebratory F(ree)U(kraine) Invasion concert.
You can go and enjoy a Gergiev-Marinskii concert like I do frequently (I have ticket for the April Europe tour) and don’t be fan of Putin. Because this orchestra is marvelous especially when it playes Prokofiev. Gergiev did some great things during the 30 last years. The new concert hall is very instersiting. He helped great artists not only from Russia. I think about Kantorow or Yeol Eum Son, some pianists the great western orchestras don’t pay enough attention so far. A shame. And because the russian cluture isgreat. Going to see Mariniskii is not a political rally.
The orchestra is not really marvelous, is in fact not even the best in St. Petersburg. In fact I think of it as today’s equivalent of Ansermet and Swiss Romande orchestra: a charismatic conductor, actually a great one in the case of Ansermet, with a less than stellar band.
See a Prokofiev concert of the Marinskii with Gergiev or a guest conductor and after confirm me if you think the same thing. And of course there’s another orchestra in town I never forget it
I don’t disagree that they have a feeling for the local composers. But anything else has been disastrous, listen to the Frau Ohne Schatten – if you can. I once herd them is Rossini and was equally pathetic. I can continue but get the point).
(And of course should be Suisse Romande in my initial post).
Bravo Concertgebough79! Russia is a civilization with great culture despite its tormented political history.
Same thing for ice hockey and figure skating.
Where is He playing in April?
Why are they blaming Gergiev? Did he test positive then infected others? They should blame the mRNA injections posing as “vaccines” that are destroying the immune system, causing blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, multiple organ failures & sudden deaths.
Are all the musicians getting horse dewormer to treat the disease?
The orchestra are dying like flies