Performance Cancellations at the Bavarian State Opera as a Consequence of the Ongoing Ver.di Strike

nationaltheater.jpg[Bayerische Staatsoper, 3 April 2006]
Since February 13, there has been a strike by stage crew and workshop personnel at the Bavarian State Opera. By dint of every effort, we have so far succeeded in avoiding any major impediment to our performances.
The organizational consequences, however, are catastrophic. Because of overstresses on the non-striking personnel and the collapse of the logistical system in the largest operatic operation in the world, the Bavarian State Opera is now forced to cancel performances.