Longtime readers may remember my talking about my late friend George Sgalitzer. He was the senior patron of the Salzburg Festival. Born in Vienna, he became an American, working as an Army doctor. He was present for the very first performance at the Salzburg Festival: the performance of Jedermann, on August 22, 1920. Jedermann is the play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, one of the festival’s founders. It is his version of Everyman, the English morality play.
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