ATTENTION: THE 2020 EDITION WILL TAKE PLACE, BUT IN REDUCED FORM DUE TO THE COVID
WHERE: Salzburg, Austria
WHEN: from 01 to 30 August 2020
The fascinating Salzburg is preparing to be one of the most important destinations of 2020.
Beautiful and evocative, the Austrian city is a small jewel of Baroque urbanization, known as the city of Mozart.
And, the link with the extraordinary Austrian musician lives in every corner of the city.
Of course, in the city that gave birth to one of the greatest geniuses of music, an important musical review could not be missing.
The Salzburg Festival, in this sense, represents one of the most important classical and opera music festivals in the world.
It takes place every year for almost 5 weeks, from mid-July to the end of August.
This will not be the case for the 2020 edition, due to the pandemic. Despite this, the Festival, albeit to a lesser extent, has been confirmed and is one of the few world events that has not been canceled!
Salzburg, on the occasion of the centenary festival, turns into a real museum-stage.
Exhibitions. Activities and meetings. Installations in public spaces. Cinema. And, of course, lots of music, concerts, performances and shows all over the city.
For one month, the Neue Residenz hosts “The State Exhibition” which will give you the opportunity to learn about the history of the Festival, and the artists.
Although with a reduced edition, the Salzburg Festival will still take place, despite the current problems related to Covid. This is, without a doubt, one of the organizers’ greatest hits.
There will be just over 90 events on the bill: just under half of those initially planned. The centenary celebrations, however, have been postponed, for obvious reasons, to 2021. It will be necessary to be patient, for example, to see Don Giovanni according to Teodor Currentzis and Romeo Castellucci; or, Luigi Nono’s Intolerance 1960, and Don Pasquale with Cecilia Bartoli.
Among the events on the bill for this edition, there will be the Mozartian Così Fan Tutte (All Women do it), at the Grosses Festspielhaus with Elsa Dreisig, Marianne Crebassa and Johannes Martin Kränzle, directed by Christof Loy.
Franz Welser-Möst, under the direction of Krzysztof Warlikowski, he directs Elektra by Richard Strauss, at the Felsenreitschule.
Obviously, there will be great concerts, prose and a Beethovian cycle. All the info, tickets and updates on the official website salzburgerfestspiele.at.
Obviously, all government provisions on hygiene and COVID will be followed. All the premises will undergo sanitization before and after the shows.
Seats will be reduced to respect the distance between people. It will be mandatory to wear a mask to protect the mouth and nose.