Berlin sees 7 cast changes in one night

Berlin sees 7 cast changes in one night


norman lebrecht

February 03, 2022

The SZ has an entertaining account by Renata Meinhof of a never-ending announcement of Covid cast changes in Berlin’s Ariadne auf Naxos.

The conductor was also a replacement. Not much room left for a review.

Read here.

photo: Monika Ritterhaus/StaatsoperBerlin


  • RW2013 says:

    Können Operndirektoren eigentlich nur Opernhäuser dirigieren oder auch mal das Orchester?
    I would not put the Hasan in front of the orchestra!

    • Anthony Sayer says:

      Was ist der Unterschied zwischen einem Stier und einem Orchester? Der Stier hat die Hörner vorne und das Arschloch hinten.

  • Anthony Sayer says:

    Not bad, but Toulouse’s recent Carmen tops it: eight performances in ten days with sometimes up to seven replacements on stage, bussed or flown in from all over France including even a certain Michael Fabiano hauled over from Florida. Some singers only managed to arrive about an hour before curtain up. Every performance was sold out. Omicron, the runny nose variant, kept everyone on their toes that week.

  • Insider from Outside says:

    The biggest shout out and respect to Tobias Hasan and his team, that is really amazing! Bravi tutti!