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Two Open-Air Events for the Citizens of Salzburg and the Festival’s Visitors on Cathedral Square

4 JUN 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:04 h;
published in: General

This summer, the Salzburg Festival will offer two open-air events for the citizens of Salzburg and Festival visitors on Cathedral Square. The first event will take place on the day the Festival opens, July 27 at 5:00 pm. Barbara Frittoli and Plácido Domingo will perform arias and duets; Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. On August 23, the new production of the opera La bohème by Giacomo Puccini will be heard in concert. Daniele Gatti conducts. Piotr Beczala takes on the role of Rodolfo, and the role of Mimì will be sung by the American soprano Ailyn Pérez. Anna Netrebko has a simultaneous engagement in New York on that day. The proceeds from the events will be donated to a charitable cause yet to be announced. 

All artists will perform without fees.

Ticket sales begin on July 2; advance reservations are not possible. 

Festival Wine and Festival Beer: The New Edition 2012

26 MAY 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:05 h;
published in: General

Yesterday, Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler presented this year’s Festival Wine and Festival Beer, together with winemakers Michael Moosbrugger of the Schloss Gobelsburg Winery and Josef Tesch from Neckenmarkt, as well as the master brewer and certified beer sommelier Markus Trinker of the Stiegl Brewery in Salzburg. Thus, the vivacious Mittelburgenland met the art-loving Kamptal.

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Obituary for Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

18 MAY 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:58 h;
published in: General

“The Festival owes Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau moments of glory celebrated equally by our audiences and the press” – thus Helga Rabl-Stadler, the Festival’s President, expressed her mourning of the wonderful musician’s passing.In Salzburg, Fischer-Dieskau was among those artists which gave the Festival its outstanding international reputation. He appeared at the Salzburg Festival no less than 123 times: 67 times in operas, in 50 recitals, three times as a conductor and three times as a narrator.

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Dramaturge Wolfgang Wiens Dies

18 MAY 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:55 h;
published in: Drama, General

The man of the theater Wolfgang Wiens died this past Wednesday in Hamburg. Most recently, he was working with Andrea Breth on Kleist’s Prinz Friedrich von Homburg for the Salzburg Festival. Wolfgang Wiens was considered one of the leading dramaturges in German-language theater, who held positions at almost all the renowned theaters and enjoyed close artistic partnerships with theater stars like Robert Wilson, Andrea Breth and Jürgen Flimm. Furthermore, Wolfgang Wiens was also a successful translator. 

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The Salzburg Festival Mourns the Passing of Ivan Nagel

10 APR 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:55 h;
published in: General

Ivan Nagel, the “éminence gris of German theater,” passed away on Monday at the age of 80 in Berlin. He was Drama Director of the Salzburg Festival in 1998.

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SN Supplement Presents Festival Summer

30 MAR 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:20 h;
published in: General

On March 31, this year’s Festival Supplement will be published in the Salzburger Nachrichten. The supplement can be purchased throughout Austria. This Festival publication is made possible by a close cooperation with the Salzburger Nachrichten. You may also read its numerous contributions on our homepage.

SALZBURG FESTIVAL 2012

The Festival Supplement of the
Salzburger Nachrichten

Download PDF: Salzburg Festival 2012

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March 30 is the start-date: Buy your tickets directly online!

29 MAR 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:55 h;
published in: General

March 30 is the start-date for our general ticket sales. Starting immediately, you can buy your Festival tickets online, with the unique opportunity to check the sightlines of your selected seat. On January 9, pre-sales for the 2012 season had already exceeded expectations. “The positive reports about ticket sales so far, however, should not create the false impression that there are no tickets left. Our website gives you a current overview of available tickets. Just give it a try,” says Festival president Helga Rabl-Stadler.

Blogs, podcasts and videos already allow you to follow current preparations for the Festival season. Join us in looking forward to a fascinating Festival summer!

Positive interim result: increase of 20% compared to the previous year

24 FEB 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:33 h;
published in: General

January 9, 2012 was the deadline for ticket orders for the 2012 Salzburg Festival. The positive interim result is an increase of 20% compared to the previous year. The ideas of Artistic Director Alexander Pereira are finding open ears. “The extension of our programming has been fully accepted. I am especially gratified that the Ouverture spirituelle, the opening of the Salzburg Festival with a week of sacred music, has met with such broad interest,” Alexander Pereira said.

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Welcome to an exceptional challenge – Roche Continents from August 11-17, 2012

20 FEB 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:25 h;
published in: General

100 students of science, music and fine arts from across Europe are invited to spend a week in Salzburg during the world-famous Salzburg Festival. We invite you to join us for the next Roche Continents 2012.

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News from the Dance Floor - Debutante Couples Wanted!

14 FEB 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:30 h;
published in: General

In our blog, we will report from time to time on the preparations for the first Salzburg Festival Ball. On September 1, 2012, the motto will be “All Dance!” at the Lord Archbishop’s Residence and at the Felsenreitschule. Debutante couples are still being recruited for the ceremonious opening of the ball. Interested in applying?

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