"Romeo and Juliet"
Salzburg Municipal Theatre
February 17, 2011
by Horst Koegler
copyright 2011 by Horst Koegler
Dancewise, Salzburg is a difficult town. On the one hand, it belongs, with Bayreuth and Edinburgh, to the premier league of international festivals, but this refers only to its opera and concert programmes, with ballet and dance functioning occasionally as an adjunct, so that – some eternity ago – the appearance of Béjart´s then historical Ballet of the 20th century (with Boulez conducting Stravinsky´s “Les Noces and “Sacre du printemps”) and Hamburg Ballet with Neumeier´s “Matthew Passion” and the Mozart-“Requiem” are remembered as highlights.