Mr Homoki, why continue playing the Opera house?
As a publicly and privately funded culture, it is our job, ideas to offer. This order, we come for so long, until the Partner in the performance agreement, the Canton of Zurich, pretending to be something else.
The moral pressure on the organizers to grow; he who can hit no drastic measures will be criticized as irresponsible. Do you understand that?
operators are not health experts. If you want to implement in crisis situations, what the authorities pretend that I don't understand why you criticized it as irresponsible. We are in daily exchange with the Canton, which confirms to us that we are operating our game with 900 guests in an upright position. In doing so, we fulfil conscientiously the requirements of Older people and risk groups will be advised on our Website, but also individually by email, on the recommendation of the BAG, from a visit in sight. We accept the return in these cases, without the circumstances of tickets purchased.
return that many cards?
For "La bohème" on the last Sunday, we have cancelled about 120 individual tickets. At the same time, we have sold 140 Tickets for this performance new.
We have furloughed staff and artists, who belong to the vulnerable people, currently. To avoid the rush hours in public TRANSPORT, we have shifted samples. And choir members learn, in part, in the self – study "home office" for the artist, so to speak. These are just a few examples of a long catalogue of Measures, the task force adjusts daily according to the current requirements.
In Berlin, Vienna, Paris are closed the Opera houses; this makes for uncertainty.
I understand That. But the decision, whether we play or not, is not in our hands.
The financial losses are large. Who should wear it?
The financial damage is already in the middle six digit range. The cancellation of the Opera ball as a Fundraising event, and the reduction of the space capacity meet the Opera house difficult. But a lot of private broadcasters makes it even harder. The question of who will bear these losses, there is a debate about the associations with the Seco.
Created: 12.03.2020, 10:15 a.m.Updated Date: 12 March 2020, 10:03