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Grigory Sokolov chooses solo recital at the Salzburg Festival for his new live album

15 JAN 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:30 h;
published in: Concert, General

International Release:
January 19, 2015 will see the worldwide release of Grigory Sokolov’s recital featuring works by Mozart and Chopin, which was recorded at the Salzburg Festival in 2008 and is being released by DGG as part of the SALZBURG FESTIVAL DOCUMENTS edition. It is the first concert the pianist has permitted to be published in more than 20 years, having signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon this past October.

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Festival President’s 20-Year Anniversary in Office

26 JAN 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:42 h;
published in: General

Today, Helga Rabl-Stadler has held the office of President of the Salzburg Festival for exactly 20 years. Her current contract runs until the end of 2017, and in her last year she will share the running of the Salzburg Festival with the designated Artistic Director Markus Hinterhäuser, who begins his tenure in 2016/17. Until then, she will lead the Festival together with the Director of Drama, Sven-Eric Bechtolf, on an interim basis.

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Plácido Domingo • Gala Concert Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his Salzburg Debut

3 MAR 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:55 h;
published in: Opera, Concert

Plácido Domingo has decided to retire the role of Conte di Luna from his repertoire and has therefore cancelled all respective performances in Berlin, Milan and Salzburg. Fortunately, it will still be possible to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Plácido Domingo’s Salzburg debut with a gala concert at the Festival. 

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Rüdiger Safranski to give Keynote Address at the 2015 Festival Opening

4 MAR 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:34 h;
published in: General

Rüdiger Safranski will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Salzburg Festival on Sunday, July 26. “Rüdiger Safranski is the ideal opening speaker for a cultural event which radiates throughout the entire world, but is clearly rooted in European intellectual history,” declared Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler today, Wednesday, March 4.

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The ballet version "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" is a jewel

12 MAR 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:09 h;
published in: Whitsun

Audiences and the press have never agreed more, and for so long: John Neumeier’s 1977 ballet version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of his most beautiful works. Indeed, it is an absolute jewel. “Entrancing enchantment, a magical mélange” is only one of the many headlines for Hamburg Ballet Director Neumeier’s smashingly successful production, which has once again returned to the stage.

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2015: Three Finalists Nominated

16 MAR 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:09 h;
published in: Concert

The Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award takes place this year for the 6th time. Once again, the interest in the award has been enormous. 65 candidates from 5 continents and 31 countries applied for Award, which has become one of the most sought-after international distinctions for young conductors all over the world. We would like to introduce the three finalists!

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Tickets can now be bought via direct online purchase!

30 MAR 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:48 h;
published in: General

Starting now, you can secure your ideal spot from the comfort of your home, as general ticket sales for the 2015 Festival season have begun.

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“The role is a good fit” – Golda Schultz as Sophie in Der “Rosenkavalier”

16 APR 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:18 h;
published in: Opera

“That’s the Way to Run a Festival!” was the headline of a major Austrian newspaper last year, on the occasion of the premiere of Salzburg’s Rosenkavalier, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst and directed by Harry Kupfer. Thus, there are many reasons to experience Der Rosenkavalier this year at the Großes Festspielhaus. One new element of the production, however, is the South African soprano Golda Schultz, and she alone is worth attending the revival.

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“Iphigénie en Tauride” • Musical Delight at Whitsun and during the Summer!

10 APR 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:02 h;
published in: Opera, Whitsun

When asked what she finds particularly compelling about the first Gluck role she is to perform on stage, Cecilia Bartoli answers: “On the one hand, it is the precise treatment of the words, or rather the careful balancing of text and music; on the other hand, it is the convincing, human portrayal of a figure who is not a cold Greek statute, but a woman full of doubt and emotion. Compared to Goethe’s Iphigenie, Gluck’s Iphigénie seems more vivid, more passionate, and more rebellious.”

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The Paramour’s Dresses at the Residenzgalerie

15 APR 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:20 h;
published in: General

The Paramour embodies vibrant life; she is seduction personified, the vivacious counterpart to the doomed man on the stage. Year after year, no Festival costume has been the subject of more public attention than the Paramourʼs dress. An exhibition of the Residenzgalerie shows the Paramour’s wonderful dresses.

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