Blog entries

Outstanding Young Talents at the Salzburg Festival

1 JUL 2016

published in: Concert

Young stars of the classical music world are increasingly conquering stages everywhere. Thus, the Salzburg Festival is delighted to welcome the two exceptional pianists Yuja Wang and Khatia Buniatishvili as well as the amazingly talented cellist Sol Gabetta, who are sure to enchant the Festival’s audiences this summer!

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Join the Festival Opening Party!

21 JUL 2016

published in: General

30 Performance Venues – 78 Events – More than 10,500 Free Tickets   

"The Festival Opening Party is meant as a gift of the Salzburg Festival and its Association of Friends to the citizens of Salzburg and the guests of our city. We are delighted that we were again able to extend it to two days this year," Helga Rabl-Stadler and Sven-Eric Bechtolf declared.

Music, drama, readings, exhibitions and dance on every corner, all over the city – for two days, the beginning of the Festival summer is celebrated all over Salzburg with the Festival Opening Party.

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Lukas Crepaz Appointed Business Director of the Salzburg Festival

4 JUL 2016

published in: General

Mag. Lukas Crepaz, 34 years old, has been appointed Business Director of the Salzburg Festival as of April 1, 2017. The Festival’s Directorate will thereby revert to three members, as was the case prior to 2011. “We are delighted to have identified a young Austrian cultural manager who has made a name for himself at highly renowned cultural institutions abroad, and to have hired him for the Salzburg Festival. Mr. Crepaz competed with high-carat candidates during an extensive and comprehensive selection process and proved the most qualified applicant,” thus the Chairman of the Salzburg Festival Fund Supervisory Board, State Representative Mag. Hans Scharfetter, announcing the appointment of Lukas Crepaz.

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The Young Singers Project has Provided a Platform for Young Talents since 2008

7 JUL 2016

published in: Concert

To perform once at the Salzburg Festival – this dream comes true for 13 young singers this year. They are participating in the Young Singers Project, initiated by the Salzburg Festival in 2008 to create a high-carat education platform for rising young vocalists. These talents, aged 21 to 29, arrived this week in Salzburg and are now looking forward to a varied programme.

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Numerous Former Young Singers at this Year’s Festival Summer

16 JUL 2016

published in: Concert

The Young Singers Project was founded by the Salzburg Festival in 2008 in order to support young talents, offering them a platform to prove their abilities. During the 2016 Festival summer, numerous participants of former editions of the Young Singers Project return to the Salzburg Festival stages, starring alongside renowned Festival artists.

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Sold out? Here’s how to find an overview of available tickets!

18 JUL 2016

published in: General

You want to know whether there are still tickets left for your favourite performance, whether tickets have been returned and are thus available, and in what categories? Here’s how to get a quick and easy overview of available tickets!


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11th Special Appearance of the Vienna Philharmonic

8 JUL 2016

published in: Concert

Tomorrow, July 9 at 9:30 am is the start of free ticket distribution for the 11th Special Appearance of the Vienna Philharmonic with young wind and brass talents from Salzburg and Upper Austria. The successful education project is a co-production of the Vienna Philharmonic, the Salzburg Festival and the Salzburg Association of Wind Bands. The project is also supported by the State of Upper Austria, the Upper Austrian Association of Wind Bands and the State of Salzburg. It takes place this year on August 28, 2016 at 11:30 am at the Felsenreitschule.

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

9 JUL 2016

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Free, Comfortable, Eco-Friendly Rides to the Salzburg Festival: Once again, the Association of Friends of the Salzburg Festival supports ecologically friendly and free mobility for Festival guests attending approximately 200 performances.

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22 JUL 2016

published in: General

The technical department of the Salzburg Festival is the focus of this year’s photo exhibition. Through the Leica project Bretter, die die Welt bedeuten (Boards that Signify the World) the photographers Robert Mertens and Heidi Simon allow glimpses behind the scenes and into the workshops of the Salzburg Festival – from their very own perspective. Lighting, acoustics, stage technology, painting and sculpting, sets, props, video technology, locksmithery, the wallpaper department and carpenter’s shops were scrutinised through the lens. The elaborate production processes behind each performance and the atmosphere behind the scenes are rendered visible. In their images, they combine their own artistic themes, such as “movement and changes”, dynamic black-and-white photography and creative serial concepts. The images were taken in June and July 2015. Simon and Mertens consciously decided not to stage any of their photographs, instead capturing daily working conditions using only available light.

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M.A.C Cosmetics Holds a Workshop for the Salzburg Festival Makeup Artists

15 JUL 2016

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The workshops with M.A.C Cosmetics are already a tradition at the Festspielhaus. Two years ago, for example, makeup for mature skin was the subject of the workshop. A few days ago, Kathrin Jokubonis, Manager of Training at M.A.C, offered valuable tips for makeup techniques in the style of the 1960s and 1970s to about 80 makeup artists of the Salzburg Festival in a two-hour workshop. The looks of style icons such as Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda were recreated. M.A.C has been a product sponsor of the Salzburg Festival since 2008; every year before the Festival, it offers training sessions on the optimal use of its products in the theatre. The subject of this year’s workshop was inspired by the opera production The Exterminating Angel.

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