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The Salzburg Festival wanted a “new artistic beginning” with “Every Man”

The Salzburg Festival wanted a “new artistic beginning” with “Every Man”

After last Wednesday from the Salzburg Festival Directorate with the drama director Marina Davydova The decision taken to replace the “Everyman” revival originally scheduled for 2024 with a new production, the festival offered its view in a press release today. The move was said to be necessary “to enable a new artistic beginning.”

Head of the Acting Department at the Salzburg Festival: Russian theater director Marina Davydova

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The decision was made “after very in-depth and intense discussions and a deep analysis of the technical, commercial and internal aspects.” “Michael Mertens And Michael Storminger “We were informed of this in personal conversations by Acting Director Marina Davydova, and any contractual and financial obligations for 2024 will of course be fulfilled. The possibility of a revival in 2025 and 2026 was brought to the festival’s attention by the leading team, but was never confirmed by the festival.”

“For seven years the pioneering team has been able to do this Michael Storminger Developing and presenting his views on the “everyman” in three new productions at the Salzburg Festival. Further developments in new directing and production concepts for existing productions have shaped the history of the “everyman” in Salzburg. “They’re almost part of ‘everyman’ history,” she continued.

“This decision has never been an easy one for the festival. However, this step was necessary to enable a fresh artistic start.” The new production concept and cast are currently being worked on. Details of the new production in 2024 will be announced in due course.”

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Mertens and Storminger criticized the festival’s approach to the cancellation, and the director raised the possibility of a class action lawsuit. Admin Marcus Hinterhauser Yesterday he defended the decision and action.