Salzburg Easter Festival Opens After An All-Too-Turbulent Lead-In

“The past three months have seen the renowned Easter festival engulfed by allegations of corruption which forced the resignation of one director and coincided with the apparent suicide attempt of another. With its reputation on the line after weeks of lurid headlines, the 43-year-old Osterfestspiele will attempt to pick itself up: 85% of tickets have been sold and the show, organisers say, must go on.”