Booking opens tonight for the 2019 Salzburg summer festival and the big cats have been let out of the bag.
The Australian Barrie Kosky, who spent last summer at Bayreuth, will direct Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers. Peter Sellars (who has never been booked at Bayreuth) will do Mozart’s Idomeneo.
Achim Freyer – and this is seriously exciting – will direct George Enescu’s Oedipe. And Simon Stone will be in charge of Cherubini’s Médée.