Impossibility of holding the 2020 Salzburg Easter Festival because of the coronavirus pandemic
Due to the current situation with coronavirus in Austria the performances of “Don Carlo” in Salzburg were cancelled.
The officials of Salzburg Easter Festival posted the following statement on their webpage:
On account of the current legal situation, the developments of recent days and the earnest expectations for the near future, the General Meeting, the Advisory Board and the Management of the Salzburg Easter Festival GmbH were on 12 March 2020 compelled to announce, with great regret, that it will be impossible to hold the 2020 Easter Festival, not least because of the prospect of an official prohibition.
For the management, employees and artists who have been engaged in long-term preparations for the 2020 Easter Festival, this cancellation is extraordinarily distressing. Naturally, we shall make our contribution to the official measures aimed at containing the pandemic, also to protect our audiences, our artists and the population.
We are currently developing the necessary basis for an envisaged refund for tickets already bought, while at the same time covering the other liabilities of the Salzburg Easter Festival GmbH.