Vienna Opera drops Fledermaus and Tosca

Vienna Opera drops Fledermaus and Tosca


norman lebrecht

January 01, 2022

An Omicron outbreak has forced the house to shut until January 6 – not the New Year’s start it wanted.

‘The Wiener Staatsoper has been fighting Corona for almost two years and has not cancelled a single performance so far,’ laments director Bogdan Roscic. ‘More than 85 percent of the workforce has been vaccinated three times and is PCR tested three times a week. But working conditions – playing, singing, dancing and making music together – make complete protection impossible. With Omicron, the speed and intensity of infections has increased dramatically.’