Mortier’s festival falls into Swiss handsmain
One of the last visionary acts of the Belgian director Gerard Mortier was to create the Ruhrtriennale, a modernist festival in Germany’s rust-belt cities along the Rhine.
Since his death, the festival has faded.
A new director was announced today: Barbara Frey, director of the Schauspielhaus Zurich for the past decade.
Mortier would have thrown up.