Breaking: Salzburg cancels MozartNews
It’s due to Covid, not owning slaves.
Here’s the release:
The situation in Salzburg has deteriorated dramatically, and according to the relevant authorities, no improvement is to be expected. We have done our utmost, but in view of this assessment it would be unacceptable for all concerned to hold the 2022 Mozart Week. The health and safety of our performers, our employees and our audiences has to take priority”, says artistic director Rolando Villazón, and he adds: “With unutterably heavy hearts, we are therefore compelled by the pandemic to cancel the 2022 Mozart Week entirely.”
Mozart Week looks back on a long tradition. Since 1956, the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation has held this festival to celebrate the great composer’s birth in the town on 27 January 1756.