Next year's Mozart Week in Salzburg will open to the clatter of hooves and a faint whiff of poo.
The man who turned dressage into theatrical art, Bartabas, is bringing his equine troupe to the Felsenreitschule. With music directed by Marc Minkowski, the dancing horses will accompany the rarely performed Mozart cantata Davide Penitente.
It's not the first time Bartabas has saddled up with a classical partner. His current show uses the music of Tomás Luis de Victoria, and back in 2000, Pierre Boulez led the Orchestre de Paris in an equine spectacular based around Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.