The revolution is gathering pace.
What started ten weeks ago as a Facebook page for singers’ complaints has turned into a multinational campaign for obtaining decent rehersal pay and accommodation rights for singers in opera houses and festivals. Salzburg is one of the first in the firing line.
As of today, it has a website, Art but fair. It’s all in German at the moment, but the campaign’s co-founder Elisabeth Kulman is preparing an assault on the injustices and anomalies in the English-speaking opera world. Watch this space, singers. You are about to lose your chains.
Here she is, talking up the artists’ revolution on Austrian television. She quotes Luciano Pavarotti: ‘I made my career with a single word: No!’