Vienna’s jump-in saved the opera, but not the live streamNews
From one of our readers:
Last night I was in attendance at the Vienna State Opera’s last performance of Die Tote Stadt.
Immediately before it started several changes were announced. Norbert Ernst sang the lead role from the side, but what was really amazing for me was the change in conductor from Thomas Guggeis to Yoel Gamzou. It was amazing to see the orchestra applauding such a young conductor at the break and after the performance.
Yoel had about 7 hours to make it from Berlin to Vienna he said and a 3-minute exchange with the concertmaster for „rehearsal“
The show went ahead but the Vienna State Opera authorities cancelled the live stream ‘for personnel reasons’.
UPDATE: How I did it.