Vienna’s Standard reports that Michael Haefliger of the Lucerne Festival has ruled himself out of the Salzburg vacancy. Sensible man.
The frontrunner is Marcus Hinterhäuser, former head of concerts at the festival until Pereira took over. He is followed by Peter de Caluwe (La Monnaie, Brussels), Serge Dorny (Opera de Lyon) and Pierre Audi (Netherlands Opera). Dorny has been playing will he/won’t he all summer with the Semper Oper, Dresden.
A decision is expected as early as September 25.