Helga Rabl-Stadler, outgoing president of the Salzburg Festival, said last night on Austrain television that she would go along with whatever the rest of the country does, a strong indication that the full festival will not take place. She hinted at generously-spaced concerts being held outdoors in the cathedral square as one alternative option.
‘We don’t want to be an exception,’ she said. ‘Either everyone – under the rules of health – can unlock or nobody can.’
She went on to say that ‘pretty much all politicians are second to third-rate about art and culture.’