Matthias lilienthal (60), artistic director of the kammerspiele, has no regrets about the fact that the corona crisis ruined his last season in munich. "I don’t give a damn," he said in an interview with "munchner merkur.
"Corona is far too dangerous a disease for me to think about our finale at the kammerspiele in this context."The goal is to get everyone through the crisis unscathed. "And i will make three crosses, if in the summer of next year still no one from the chamber games was infected and no human being has died. Then I’m happy, and then I’m zero sorry about a missed final."
It is already the second pandemic of his life. The first had been aids. "I worked in switzerland at the time, where it was worse than in germany. Close friends of mine died there – I’m now afraid of a repeat of that," said lilienthal, whose term of office ends this summer. "My departure from munich, on the other hand, does not matter. The management is legendary anyway."Because it was "different from any other". "And there is nothing corona can do about it."
The munich audience and lilienthal needed a little time to get used to each other. But: "there is now the uninhibited, unconditional love between the audience and the kammerspiele. I find this development a sensation."