Pereira's first Festspiel summer
Salzburg's designated Festspiel intendant Alexander Pereira has confessedly made his plans for the summer 2012 in record time. This reports NEWS in his tomorrow releasing issue under reference to Salzburg Festspiel circles. Three months after Pereira's nomination is the program for his first season determined in main feature. Status quo is planned: Mozart's "Zauberflöte" under Harnoncourt, for which Pereira wants Tobias Moretti as director; "La Bohème" under Daniele Gatti with Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala; Bernd Alois Zimmermann's "Soldaten" under Ingo Metzmacher. And a section overlapping project, whichs management theatre director Sven-Eric Bechtolf should adopt: Hofmannsthal's play "Der Bürger als Edelmann" in the original version with Richard Strauss' opera "Ariadne auf Naxos" as insert. The desired conductor Franz Welser-Möst can on request of NEWS not confirm his contribution. Pereira wasn't acquirable till deadline.