The example of Anna Netrebko demonstrates the revolting hypocrisy with which the cultural world has been able to cancel Russian artists. Fortunately, there are also intendants who show some backbone. Author : Georg Etscheit The Russian opera diva is unjustly accused of being close to Putin. She fell out of favor with many organizers and was no longer allowed to perform. At the Wiesbaden May Festival, she is present, thanks to artistic director Uwe Eric Laufenberg, who has to leave in 2024 because of his courage shown during the Corona period.