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Eine erfolgreiche Saison geht zu Ende

28 AUG 2011

by Erich Schagerl  16:33 h;
published in: Concert, General

Nur noch zwei Opernabende stehen für unser Orchester auf dem Programm der diesjährigen, sehr erfolgreichen Festspiele in Salzburg. Berichten möchte ich noch kurz von unserer alljährlichen liebenswerten Tradition, in einer der letzten Salzburg-Proben die in den Ruhestand tretenden Kollegen im Kreise des Orchesters zu verabschieden …

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Gert Voss: Honor, Award, Film Premiere

27 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:12 h;
published in: Concert, General

On Friday, August 26, 2011, the film premiere of Scheitern, scheitern, besser scheitern! with Gert Voss and Harald Schmitt took place at DAS KINO Salzburg at 8:30 pm. After this, the character actor Gert Voss received the Kurier’s Romy Award and the Grand Decoration of Honor of the State of Salzburg.

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Final Press Conference of the 2011 Salzburg Festival

26 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:38 h;
published in: General

Today, August 26, saw the final press conference of the 2011 Salzburg Festival. Figures and facts on the highly successful summer season were presented to the press. The percentage of seats sold is projected at 95% and the number of visitors at 251,062 – thus, this summer’s Festival was once again particularly popular with the audience. 

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Decoration of Honor for Director of Drama Thomas Oberender

25 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:10 h;
published in: Drama, General

Landeshauptfrau Gabi Burgstaller presented the Grand Decoration of Honor of the State of Salzburg to Thomas Oberender on August 24. The Director of Drama of the Salzburg Festival, who will be leaving this position shortly, was honored for his professional, artistically valuable and extremely successful services to the Festival by the Landeshauptfrau.

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Symphony of a Missing Room wins Montblanc Young Directors Award

24 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:00 h;
published in: Drama, General

The jury has decided – the winners of this year’s Montblanc Young Directors Award are Christer Lundahl and Martina Seitl. This morning, they accepted the prize for the best director for their piece Symphony of a Missing Room, a poetic tour of Salzburg’s Museum der Moderne. 

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Endspurt bei den Festspielen

23 AUG 2011

by Erich Schagerl  09:26 h;
published in: Concert, General

Der Endspurt bei den Festspielen hat begonnen: Für die Wiener Philharmoniker ist vergangene Woche die letzte Opernpremiere (Don Giovanni) erfolgreich über die Bühne gegangen. So neigt sich ein Sommer, in dem wir Künstler unsere Erfahrungen in verschiedensten Stilrichtungen einbringen – so wie auch viele neue sammeln konnten –, dem Ende zu.

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Clemens Krauss Medal for Festival President

22 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:30 h;
published in: General

Since 1977, the Concert Association Vienna State Opera Chorus  has awarded the Clemens Krauss Medal to personalities who have distinguished themselves with special service to the Concert Association. This year, the honor goes to Festival President Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler. The ceremony took place on August 22 at the SalzburgKulisse at the Haus für Mozart.

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Song Recital 4: Keenlyside replaces Quasthoff

22 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:40 h;
published in: Concert, General

On August 22 at 8:30 pm, the fourth song recital of this year’s Salzburg Festival takes place. Due to illness, Thomas Quasthoff has been forced to cancel his performance in Salzburg. We are very happy that Simon Keenlyside has agreed to perform the same repertoire in his stead: Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, settings of poems by Wilhelm Müller – with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the piano. 

Attack of the pineapple juice: a cautionary tale

20 AUG 2011

by Matthias Jakisic  19:00 h;
published in: Opera, General

While I am prone to stay indoors and enjoy the rainy weather, much has happened: Most recently, I had a crisis with my computer. In a bout of clumsiness, I spilt pineapple juice over my laptop. As a laptop is an important piece of equipment for any international traveler, I quickly decided this was a mistake and followed the “Dang, I’ve Just Murdered My Laptop With Liquid” panic list.

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Daniel Barenboim receives 2011 Tolerance Award

20 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:43 h;
published in: Concert, General

On August 19, Daniel Barenboim conducted a concert of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Großes Festspielhaus. After the concert, the exceptional artist was ceremoniously presented with the annual Tolerance Award of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. The prize went to Daniel Barenboim for his artistic initiatives, in which true tolerance comes to life and is promoted.

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