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A Piece of the Salzburg Festival for your Home

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:00 h;
published in: General

( 6 Aug 2016 ) If you want to take a piece of the Salzburg Festival home with you, you are in good hands with Andreas Vogl and his team. At the Festival Shop you will find CDs recorded by the artists you have admired on stage at the Festival – or whom you may have missed, and still want to hear!

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TerraceTalk with Anna Netrebko

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:19 h;
published in: Opera

( 5 Aug 2016 ) When Anna Netrebko sings, she is always moved to tears, says Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler at the press conversation with the singer. “Anna has made Festival history, and I hope that she will continue to do so.”

The Russian artist starts by pointing out that she has worn a colourful outfit to counteract the rain outside, taking her seat on the podium with a smile.

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2016: The 2016 Winner is Aziz Shokhakimov

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  20:20 h;
published in: Concert, General

( 7 Aug 2016 ) During the Award Concert Weekend 2016, the 27-year-old Aziz Shokhakimov from Uzbekistan convinced the international jury chaired by Dennis Russell Davies in a concert with soloist Mingjie Lei and the Camerata Salzburg at the Mozarteum Foundation. 

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Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler honoured

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:17 h;
published in: General

( 13 Aug 2016 )  Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler received a medal of the Republic of Italy today. She received the “Grande Ufficiale dell’ordine della Stella d’Italia” in the presence of Maestro Riccardo Muti after his concert with the Vienna Philharmonic. The medal was presented by the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy in Vienna, H. E. Giorgio Marrapodi.

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The Salzburg Festival: An Economic Motor with Effects Far Beyond Salzburg

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:05 h;
published in: General

( 20 Aug 2016 ) The economy and the Salzburg Festival? This is often reduced to mere “indirect profitability” benefiting the state. However, as the world’s leading festival of music and theatre, the Salzburg Festival creates far more than mere fiscal effects – as the centre of an organically grown economic ecosystem, it fulfils many functions and affects Salzburg profoundly as a location for business and companies. 

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The Young Mozart Singers

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:05 h;
published in: Opera

( 21 Aug 2016 ) An airhead? No! – That is not Susanna at all. “She holds all the threads in her hand,” says Anna Prohaska, who sings the role in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro this Festival summer. Still, the focus of Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s production is more on the Count and Countess, the soprano says. And yet Susanna is “the Hans Sachs of lyric sopranos,” she says with a laugh. After all, Susanna is constantly on stage.

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“Il templario” • Terrace Talk with Juan Diego Flórez and Clemens Hellsberg

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:15 h;
published in: Opera

( 24 Aug 2016 )  Clemens Hellsberg describes it as one of the happiest moments of his professional life – the former Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic refers to an email he received from tenor Juan Diego Flórez. In that email, the tenor voiced his interest in performing the opera Il templario by Otto Nicolai, the founder of the Vienna Philharmonic. Hellsberg is not only the former Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic, but also a veritable expert on the life and work of Otto Nicolai. “It is very meaningful when a great artist such as Flórez champions such a rarely performed opera,” says Clemens Hellsberg.

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Final Report on the 2016 Salzburg Festival: Opera

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:18 h;
published in: Opera, General

( 31 Aug 2016 )  Altogether, 46 opera performances were on the programme: three new productions, two revivals, one restaging, one revival from the Salzburg Whitsun Festival and three concert performances formed the 2016 opera offerings. Compared to last summer, 12,000 opera tickets more were on sale – a record topped only during the Mozart Year 2006.

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Final Report on the 2016 Salzburg Festival: Drama

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:17 h;
published in: Drama, General

( 31 Aug 2016 )  The completely sold-out drama programme was also extremely successful, featuring three new productions, the revival of Jedermann, the staged melodrama Requiem für Ernst Jandl and two readings of selected works by Thomas Bernhard.

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Final Report on the 2016 Salzburg Festival: Concerts

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:15 h;
published in: Concert, General

( 31 Aug 2016 )  81 concerts were presented at the 2016 Salzburg Festival. As in recent years, the Ouverture spirituelle opened the Festival, exploring Eastern Christianity in 2016. Five sold-out concerts offered a portrayal of this highly diverse vocal music.

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