Opera during the pandemic

Dec 12, 2023 | Activism, People, Performing Arts, Videos

In the midst of a global pandemic, cultural institutions are struggling to keep their performances going. But for Staatstheater Cottbus, the show must go on, no matter the obstacles. In an upcoming documentary, follow the journey of conductor Mario Venzago and director Stephan Märki as they adapt to strict precautions and rehearse the passionate tale of “Carmen” for the opera season premiere.
The singers must perform behind Plexiglas, compete with air purifiers, and even block climactic stage kisses with masks. But through it all, the cast and crew persist, determined to bring the power of art to the stage, and provide hope to audiences in uncertain times. Don’t miss this inside look at the commitment and creativity required to keep the arts alive during the time of corona.

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