Salzburg nabs Munich’s best boss

The outgoing Austrian intendant of Bavarian State Opera, Nikolaus Bachler, is to be the next director of Salzburg’s Easter Festival, succeeding Peter Ruzicka.

Bachler finishes in Munich in June 2020. His partnership with music director Kirill Petrenko has been an outstanding success.

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  • I find it interesting that Salzburg often seems more in Munich’s cultural sphere rather than Vienna’s. This has some important historical and cultural implications.

    • congratulations to Salzburg, what a fantastic solution, a mega decision indeed!
      Bachler has made Munich the top opera on earth, it is no doubt the number one!
      His leadership has been respected by the audience and critics alike (if you value any of them nowadays as most have no bloody idea)
      Bravo Salzburg, well done!

      It’s not quantity Olassus but quality! Kleiber hasn’t done lots but what he has done is peerless! Salzburg at Easter should be honoured to get Bachler!

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