No huge surprise here.
Alexander Pereira collected 304,500 Euros ($416,343) in salary for being chief of the Salzburg Festival in 2012, down from 355,000 the year before.
The shock is that Pereira may be earning 50% more than Dominique Meyer, boss of the Vienna State Opera, whose year-round job yields vastly more performances than the Salzburg show. Meyer and his commercial director Thomas Plazter split 449 400 Euros in take home pay, the exact division remaining confidential. Pereira’s salary at his next job, in La Scala, has not been made public.
Helga Rabl-Stader, the Salzburg Festival presisdent, is paid 181,400 Euros
You can read the full salary list of Austria’s arts leaders here.