15 Jun 2012
The town’s name itself “Baden-Baden” (named after Count Baden) sounds already enticing. Built against the old railway station, its Festspielhaus programs the biggest stars in opera for Germany’s largest auditorium. A Mecca for music lovers, this festival house doesn’t have its own ensemble, but through its generous sponsoring brings the great productions to the dreamy idylle.
By Frank Cadenhead [Opera Today, 15 June 2012]
It is an angry face-off between Alexander Pereira, the director of the Salzburg Festival and the festival’s board of trustees. The city’s mayor, Heinz Schaden. a member of the board, called Pereira’s threat to resign “absolutely unacceptable” according to the newspaper “Salzburger Nachtrichten.”