David Pountney awarded Austrian Cross of Honour

22 July 2014

WNO Chief Executive and Artistic Director David Pountney will be awarded with the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art First Class at this year’s Bregenz Festival. Founded in 1946, the festival presents a wide variety of musical and theatrical events in several venues across Bregenz.

David has been the Intendant of the Bregenz Festival since 2003 but will step down from the role after this year’s Festival. David will receive his award during the opening ceremony of the Festival tomorrow (23 July) from the President of Austria, Heinz Fischer. 

Recent recipients of the award include actor Christoph Waltz and performance artist Marina Abramović.