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.
One of the principal houses in Germany, the company was forced to move five million Euros from its reserves to complete the current season. the City Council has approved the budget expenditures “in principle” but, Laufenberg notes, the funds are still not accessible. Contracts for artists and other expenses cannot be completed without a resolution. “All persons involved must now quickly find a solution,” Laufenberg said.
product_title=Cologne Opera to Cancel Next Season?
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