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Festival Opening Party 2014 • Setting the Stage for Music, Theatre, Literature and Dance!

14 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:50 h;
published in: General

Join Us in Celebrating the Festival Opening Party for Two Days!
The Salzburg Festival opens on July 18 with Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, part of the Ouverture spirituelle, followed by the revival of Jedermann on July 19. At the same time, these two days see the Festival Opening Party take place at 33 performance venues: with over 70 events from diverse genres and many programmatic cross-references, there is something sure to please everyone!

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The Festival Ball Patronesses Sample Stiegl’s Specialties

7 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:18 h;
published in: Festival Ball

Stiegl is good for surprises and treats for the taste buds – that was impressively proven when the largest private brewery in Austria offered a tasting of some of its beer specialties. Its director, Alessandra Kiener, and Elisabeth Gürtler, a member of the Honorary Committee, had invited the Festival Ball’s Patronesses to the Stiegl Brauwelt.

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Travel to the Salzburg Festival free and comfortably while protecting the environment

16 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:45 h;
published in: General

The Association of Friends of the Salzburg Festival supports eco-friendly and free mobility for Festival guests travelling to and from the 250 events. “Once again, we wish to offer all the Salzburg Festival’s guests the attractive option of leaving their car at home and travelling to our performance venues for free,” Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler declares.

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The Music for Salzburg’s “Jedermann”

11 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:30 h;
published in: Drama

Sometimes small miracles really do occur on the sidelines of major theatre productions – miracles that are unforeseeable and which one certainly cannot count on, and yet ultimately they give the whole project its uniqueness and its charm, beyond all purposeful efforts. That is what happened during the new production of Jedermann.

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The Salzburg Festival Mourns Lorin Maazel’s Passing

14 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:42 h;
published in: General

The American conductor and composer Lorin Maazel, born in 1930 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, passed away yesterday (Sunday) at the age of 84. For five decades, he was closely connected to the Salzburg Festival.

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A Treasure Trove of Background and Backstage Information: The Salzburg Festival Almanac

15 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:08 h;
published in: General

For the third time, the traditional Salzburg Festival Almanac will be published by the Festival itself. Long coveted and known as a collector’s item, this year’s edition features a plethora of background information on the Festival summer and its productions.

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Tasting for the Gala Dinner at Genusswelt Döllerer

17 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:39 h;
published in: Festival Ball

Some of the soloists of this year’s productions Don Giovanni and Fierrabras were recently given a welcome break from their rehearsal marathon. They were asked to lend their discerning palates to the tasting of the Festival Ball Gala Dinner at Genusswelt Döllerer in Golling. The meal will be served to about 500 guests at the Archiepiscopal Residence on Saturday, August 30, as part of the Salzburg Festival Ball.

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Johanna Wokalek and Marianne Crebassa: Two Strong Women Playing Charlotte Salomon

21 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:40 h;
published in: Opera

The actress Johanna Wokalek and the mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa embody the title role in the opera Charlotte Salomon, which has its world premiere at the Felsenreitschule on July 28, 2014.  Johanna Wokalek plays Charlotte Salomon, the real person who conveyed the story of her life to future generations through pictures, texts and musical references, and whom dramaturge Konrad Kuhn describes as a “girl with a Berlin loudmouth and an irony bordering on the sarcastic”. Marianne Crebassa takes on the role of Charlotte Kann, the fictional ego of Charlotte Salomon, the protagonist actively involved in the stage narrative. Let us introduce you to this central work of the Festival summer.

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A Fresh Anton Bruckner Tradition

22 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:05 h;
published in: Concert

This year, the Salzburg Festival presents all the symphonies by Anton Bruckner which the composer himself endorsed. Five of them will be performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, which has dedicated itself to the oeuvre of the master from Linz from the very beginning. Another four concerts bring you fascinating Bruckner encounters with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.

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Swarovski provides a New Dress for the Paramour in the 2014 Jedermann Production

23 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:34 h;
published in: Drama, General

Several thousand crystals decorate the Lover’s new dress in the 2014 Jedermann production. Seductive red, a skin-tight corsage and 32 metres of hemline are the defining elements of the creation. Scarlet-red flowers made of fabric sparkle with crystals reminiscent of dewdrops. In painstaking detail work, the crystals were stitched onto silk satin and silk muslin. 

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