Ovations for Gergiev in Salzburgmain
First reports from last night’s Simon Boccanegra in Salzburg suggest that the loudest cheers were for the conductor, Valery Gergiev.
He had flown back from his mother’s funeral in the Caucasus with not much time to spare.
Luca Salsi sang the Doge, with Marina Rebeka as Amelia and Rene Pape as Fiesco.
Gergiev has one more Tannhäuser to conduct at Bayreuth, where he was poorly received.