Salzburg shuts Mozart Weekmain
Although the Austrian government expects some theatres to reopen from January 19, the annual Mozart Week in Salzburg at the end of January has been canned due to ongoing Covid uncertainties.
‘I am heartbroken,’ said artistic director Rolando Villazón, who is putting together a streaming substitute programme.
We are very sorry that we will not be able to hold #MozartWeek2021 in its planned form! With much optimism, we hoped until the very end, that the festival in Salzburg could take place in full at the end of January.
The current regulations of the Austrian Federal Government pertaining to the reopening of the cultural sector on January 18 are a positive signal, but in view of the many organizational and legal questions that remain unresolved, these regulations are not practicable for Mozart Week. After all the planning, countless discussions with artists and orchestras, and also the positive feedback we received from you after the announcement of our adapted program, this cancellation really hurts us a lot.