Salzburg goes head to head with Lucerne, every Easter and summer, for the richest audience in Europe. The two festivals do not communicate or coordinate. They are fighting for the same old scarface money.
Now, in a gesture that is getting the Swiss quite excited, Salzburg has invited the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Jonathan Nott to give a guest concert in the Grosses Festspielhaus. The only drawback. It’s in November. Too late for sunshine, too soon for snow.