Among the announced participants: Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Teodor Currentzis, Ingo Metzmacher, singers Cecilia Bartoli, plácido Domingo, Ildar Abdrazakov, Hasmik Grigoryan, Anna Netrebko, performances by the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras, pianists Grigory Sokolov, Igor Levit, Daniil Trifonov, Maurizio Pollini, and others.
It is the fact that, despite the situation with the pandemic and the cancellation of almost all European summer festivals including Bayreuth, Salzburg festival did not give up and still has not taken any radical solutions. Information about what will take place or be rescheduled for another row anniversary program, was to announce on may 30. But after today’s decision of the Austrian government about the rules of cultural life in the country in the period of recovery from the pandemic, the festival expressed the optimistic hope that his anniversary program with adjustments may take place in August. President of the festival Helga Rabl-Stadler, artistic Director of the Marcus Hinterhauser and Executive Director Lucas Crepaz commented on the speech of Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler and Minister of health Rudolf Unsober, which announced a significant easing of restrictive measures in the cultural activities in Austria since the beginning of June. According to government decisions in August will be possible for events with audiences up to 1,000 people, if organizers will be able to provide adequate security concept.
the Salzburg festival, immediately responded to these decisions, expressing joy, and optimistic hope that part of his program can be held, musicians, artists, actors will be able to meet with the audience “live” and not in a dead space online.
In the original poster of the festival was the claimed production of “Boris Godunov” by Mussorgsky with the participation of Ildar Abdrazakov (conductor Tugan Sokhiev), “ELEKTRA” of Richard Strauss (Directors Krzysztof Warlikowski and Franz’zer-Places), “don Giovanni” by Mozart (Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis), “Tosca” by Puccini with the participation of Anna Netrebko and others. That from previous posters it will be possible to implement, the festival will be announced after clarification of the conditions under which you will allow the stage rehearsals and performances of orchestras and choirs.
Obviously, the new sanitary rules will not allow to hold a festival according to the original plan, referring to his program and his time (from 18 July to 30 August). Alternative proposals will be considered by the Supervisory Board.
the Salzburg festival plans to publish a new program anniversary season in early June, and its Directorate stresses that the festival is optimistic that, despite caranavi��us, he will be able to send a signal about the power of art to the world in these difficult times.