Bayreuth and Salzburg – the two most famous festival cities in the classical music world. Every year they outdo each other with artistic excellence and social glamour. Until a virus called “SARS-Cov-19” plunged the world into a deep crisis in early 2020 – and with it the festival cities. This documentary examines how Bayreuth and Salzburg dealt with the consquences of the Corona pandemic. How did the “Salzburg model” work, where a way was found to save the festival and limit the economic damage? And what does the cancellation of the Wagner Festival mean for Bayreuth and its artists?
|Directed by:||Günter Atteln & Carmen Belaschk|
|A production of:||Accentus Music|
|In co-production with:||ZDF/3sat
|Format:||Full HD 16:9|
|Picture credit:||Michael Boomers