Salzburg conductor dies, 65

Salzburg conductor dies, 65


norman lebrecht

January 23, 2017

A former assistant to Herbert von Karajan and Jean-Pierre Ponnelle at the summer festival, Peter Ewaldt apent the last 35 years as first Kapellmeister of the Salzburg Landestheater, where he looked after stage musicals and operetta.

He was the local Sound of Music expert.


  • Jeremy Atkin says:

    A wonderful colleague. RIP

  • Charlotte Pistor says:

    He died too young! Will miss his dry sense of humour and his reward shot of Slivovitza. Peter, ich weih’ dir eine Träne,.. RIP

  • Jonathan Cable says:

    My goodness … we studied at the Mozarteum together in the 70s.