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22 hours ago, FionaE said:

SD and masks

At most German theatres you can take the mask off when you are seated. Masks are required everywhere until you sit and the performance starts. I don't know how it was in Munich, they seem to have informed the audience by email about the rules for the specific evenings, but at Berlin and Stuttgart, for example, not mask is required during the performance. At most theatres, performances have no intermission, bars are not open in the theatre. But they play, almost all theatres started with performances.

 

Zurich Opera House has different rules: they fill the theatre with 900 people, almost to capacity, but the audience must wear masks during the performance. They "outsource" the orchestra and chorus in a rehearsal space in the theatre and add them by broadcasting the sound to the stage, where singers will sing or dancers will dance.

https://www.opernhaus.ch/en/service/coronavirus/

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26 minutes ago, Angela said:

They "outsource" the orchestra and chorus in a rehearsal space in the theatre and add them by broadcasting the sound to the stage, where singers will sing or dancers will dance.

 
Goodness - I know we often have off stage musicians but I’d never thought the entire orchestra/chorus would be off stage. I assume the conductor is with the orchestra and an assistant cues singers?

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1 hour ago, Oberon said:

Short impressions of Swanlake-rehearsals in a Covid-situation - in the studio and running the whole ballet on stage with orchestra (elevated and extended platform for the musicians sitting in a required distance) at the state-opera in Munich

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFCBm4EA83T/

 

Agree this is glorious.  We were SO lucky to have all three named dancers with ENB for a time.  It is lovely to see them all move so brilliantly.  

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According to the Stage, the Lowry theatre is being turned into a temporary court to raise money.

 

"The Lowry in Salford is to become a temporary court that will hear criminal cases alongside tribunals, as the venue moves to safeguard its future with additional income.

 

It has signed a signed a deal with the Ministry of Justice to become a temporary ‘Nightingale Court’, which will begin operating from September 28."

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1 hour ago, oncnp said:

According to the Stage, the Lowry theatre is being turned into a temporary court to raise money.

 

"The Lowry in Salford is to become a temporary court that will hear criminal cases alongside tribunals, as the venue moves to safeguard its future with additional income.

 

It has signed a signed a deal with the Ministry of Justice to become a temporary ‘Nightingale Court’, which will begin operating from September 28."

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There has just been a feature about this on our local TV news.  They will be using the smaller Quays auditorium and 3 other spaces within the complex.  I assume they will be using the Studio Theatre and the gorgeous space they use for weddings.  I'm not sure where the other space will be.  The theatre is reopening with Six at the end of November - in the main Lyric auditorium and obviously with social distancing in place.

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2 hours ago, Jan McNulty said:

 

There has just been a feature about this on our local TV news.  They will be using the smaller Quays auditorium and 3 other spaces within the complex.  I assume they will be using the Studio Theatre and the gorgeous space they use for weddings.  I'm not sure where the other space will be.  The theatre is reopening with Six at the end of November - in the main Lyric auditorium and obviously with social distancing in place.

 

Won't be enough to help the staff unfortunately. From BBC

 

"The Lowry is planning its own job retention scheme after furlough ends at the end of October, under which staff will have the option to stay on in a reduced capacity, working only 20% of their contracts on 20% of their pre-pandemic pay. "

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54236769

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