Experiment large-scale event: the Salzburg festival start under strict hygiene conditions

Under strict Hygiene conditions have been opened on Saturday, the Salzburg festival. Up to 30. August wants to put the most important classical music Festival i

Experiment large-scale event: the Salzburg festival start under strict hygiene conditions

Under strict Hygiene conditions have been opened on Saturday, the Salzburg festival. Up to 30. August wants to put the most important classical music Festival in the world in its anniversary year is a sign that, in spite of the Corona-crisis art and culture are possible.

visitors are allowed to remove your mask only on the seats, the spacing rules are to be complied with by limiting the Tickets. In the 100. Year of existence of the music - and theatre Festivals are sold instead of 240,000 cards of 76,000.

Everywhere, the art lovers have the opportunity to use a disinfectant. The pieces are played without a break, the Buffets have closed. Almost all of the usual Events such as the premiere of the actor are celebrating as a precautionary measure, cancelled. "We are very excited," said festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler, shortly before the opening.

The Corona-the Situation in Austria had worsened in the past few days, but according to the Ministry of health continues to be under control. The number of new infections, was most recently daily, around 100 to almost 200 cases.

The artistic prelude to the extraordinary festival of the season on Saturday afternoon, Richard Strauss's mythical Opera, "Elektra". The visitors were checked at the entrance strictly. Your Tickets were personalised and not transferable. Without ID card no one came into the idea.

With cooperation projects and a reduced program

in The evening, the re-recording of Michael was stubborn mingers modern staging of Hugo von Hofmannsthal's mystery play "Jedermann" at the Domplatz in Salzburg on the program. Here, too, the number of seats was so limited that the minimum distance to the neighbors is respected. With the theatrical evergreen on 22 were. August 1920 the first Salzburg festival opened at that time in the legendary staging of the festival co-founder Max Reinhardt.

On Sunday, there is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Così fan tutte" in a shortened version, with the young German conductor Joana Mallwitz another Opera premiere. Then the much-anticipated world premiere of the piece "Zdenec Adamec's" from the pen of the Nobel prize in literature, Peter Handke on the stage. In the work, Handke recalls the self-immolation of the students on Prague's Wenceslas square in March 2003. Adamec defendant in a three-page Text that he was carrying, global problems such as wars and environmental pollution.

Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 18:19

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