18 Apr 2012

Financial Crisis at Köln


By Frank Cadenhead [Opera Today, 18 April 2012]

On Tuesday evening, Cologne Opera’s director indicated he was planning to cancel the next season, 2012-2013. Intendant Uwe Eric Laufenberg, frustrated by the failure of the city to resolve financing issues, noted that would be the first time any German house cancelled it’s entire season since the darkest days of the Second World War. The announcement of the new season was planned for next Monday.