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An audience comes out of lockdown for Schubert and Mahler

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Baritone Günther Groissböck, accompanied by pianist Alexandra Goloubitskaia, chose the title of the concert, My Spirit Thirsts for Action, My Lungs for Freedom. He said it expressed his frustration with the lockdown.

Wiesbaden, Germany

NORMALLY, when a performer peers beyond bright stage lights into a darkened theatre and sees every fourth seat occupied, it's not a good sign.

"Is it because we're no good?" Günther Groissböck, an Austrian baritone, recalled thinking as he stepped before a sparse...

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