Just in: Salzburg cancels president’s retirement

Helga Rabl-Stadler, 72, has just been asked to stay on for another year, to the end of August 2021.

This is partly a reward for her successful political campaign to save part of this year’s festival, and partly a need for continuity after what will undoubtedly be a traumatic centennial summer.

Helga stays on to fight another day.


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    • Her partner on the right is a fabulous pianist and gave a monumental performance of the Ustvolskaja Sonatas in Berlin last season.

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