Status: 25.11.2016, 11:36 Uhr
The cabaret artist Simone Solga, known to many from the "Anstalt" on ZDF, is currently touring Germany with her program "On behalf of your Chancellor". © Organizer
Starnberg - A broken microphone, boos from the audience and subscription cancellations: A performance by cabaret artist Simone Solga in Starnberg's Schlossberghalle on Monday evening obviously didn't go quite so smoothly.
Simone Solga is one of Germany's renowned cabaret artists, most of whom will know her from the ZDF show "Die Anstalt". There she will be on stage with Claus von Wagner and Max Uthoff. On Monday, she performed her program "On behalf of your Chancellor" in the Schlossberghalle. Exaggerated and ambiguous, she takes aim at the political and social situation as a chancellor souffleuse. However, the performance in the Schlossberghalle turned out to be a real challenge. From the beginning, there were glaring problems with the sound. The technicians were unable to fix the problem during the break, as the 53-year-old completed her program without any technical aids.
This caused annoyance among the audience. In the stands, the cabaret artist could hardly be understood. The Starnberger Merkur also received angry letters. The evening was "a pure disaster" and an "imposition on the artist," write Iris and Max Grünwald. The city of Starnberg really didn't give them the tickets.
Apart from that, some visitors were obviously not satisfied with the content of the program either. There were boos to such an extent that Simone Solga felt compelled to ask the disturbers to leave. This, in turn, was met with great applause. According to organizer Wolfgang Ramadan, a handful of people left the performance during the break. He has been organizing events with Simone Solga since 2009. For his team and him, who is currently on tour in Brazil with the Express Brass Band, there was another unpleasant aftermath.
"For the first time, I received two cancellations," Ramadan says on the phone. And letters in which people complained about Solga's contents. One thing made him suspicious: "Those who were particularly upset all misspelled the name of the cabaret artist in the same way. It almost looks like some people have teamed up to cause trouble."
Ramadan couldn't explain why the sound system didn't work at all: "It's brand new," he says. "And it worked during the sound check and also during the break." At the next event in Starnberg, he now wants to rely on his own technician.
At least the question about the technical problem could be answered by the city of Starnberg in the meantime. "Annette Kienzle, head of the cultural office, has apologized warmly for the sound problems in the house," reports Eva Patzk-Bassenge, an employee of Ramadan. Due to a new installation of a new soundtrack, the reception at the edge of the stage had been disturbed. During the sound check again during the break and backstage, everything worked perfectly again.
Great consolation: There were also a lot of enthusiastic letters and a lot of praise for Simone Solga. Along with Claus von Wagner and others, she is one of the large squad of artists in the Schlossberghalle's programme of events, which Wolfgang Ramadan has been in charge of for years. 400 people have subscribed to the Starnberg cultural subscription. At Solga's performance in Icking on Wednesday evening, "there was no problem at all".