Austria went into lockdown lately to counter a file variety of COVID-19 coronavirus instances. But in Salzburg, the place the surge has been sharp, there are plans for a brighter future.
On Friday the Salzburg Festival, classical music and opera’s most storied annual occasion, introduced its 2022 summer season season — again to prepandemic scale, with greater than 200 occasions over six weeks starting July 18.
There is a wealthy lineup of opera, spoken drama, orchestra live shows — many that includes the competition’s home band, the Vienna Philharmonic — and recitals, together with the standard enviable array of pianists.
Buoyed by authorities subsidies and sponsorship offers, Salzburg has been in a position to climate the pandemic, placing on a reasonably strong season in 2020 for restricted audiences and returning to one thing akin to regular in 2021. The commemoration of the centennial of the competition, which was established in 1920, ended up being unfold over the previous two years.