On the wall it says:
To the Preservation of the True, Beautiful and Good.
What you see inside is:
Lies – Betrayal – Intrigue.
Is the Frankfurt Opera schizophrenic?
Well, but aren’t we all!
What Spinoza called amor intellectualis dei is what we would like to have.
What he called amor intellectualis diaboli is what we have.
Or, to say it in plain English:
We would like to think like God,
but all we manage is think like the Devil.
(Translated by EG)