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In Conversation with the First of Three Finalists of the Young Conductors Award – Ben Gernon

29 APR 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:18 h;
published in: Concert, Whitsun, General

On May 10, 11 and 12, the Award Concert Weekend for the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Awards takes place at the Felsenreitschule. Here, we introduce you to the three finalists. We have asked them about themselves, their musical development, their love for music and the final round they are facing. Three subsequent blogs will give you an impression of Ben Gernon, Yu Lu and Antonio Méndez. We start out with Ben Gernon from Great Britain, who will lead the first concert of the Award Concert Weekend on May 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm, featuring the Camerata Salzburg and Sophie Pacini as piano soloist.

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Save the Date - Award Concert Weekend - May 10-12, 2013

22 APR 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:02 h;
published in: Concert, General

3 young conductors present 3 concerts with 3 soloists at the Felsenreitschule

Once again, the three finalists of the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” will have the opportunity to conduct one concert at the Felsenreitschule featuring one of the three partner orchestras and a young soloist.

The 29-year-old Spaniard Antonio Méndez, 23-year-old Ben Gernon from Great Britain and 23-year-old Yu Lu from China were selected from 82 applicants by the jury of this year’s “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award”, chaired by Ingo Metzmacher.

On May 10, 11 and 12, the three conductors present themselves to the public during the Award Concert Weekend, leading the Camerata Salzburg, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and the Munich Radio Orchestra in programmes of their choosing.

The initiative’s goal is to give highly talented young artists a decisive impulse for their further career. The award derives additional attractiveness from the public presentations of this weekend, featuring three young soloists who are winners of internationally renowned competitions.

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Reopening of Muza Hall in Kawasaki in the Presence of the Directorate

7 APR 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:03 h;
published in: General

The Salzburg Festival contributed the proceeds of a benefit dress rehearsal to the reconstruction of this world-famous concert hall.

The bells of Salzburg Cathedral, previously recorded, tolled for the reopening of Muza Hall, famed all over the world for its acoustics, today, Sunday, at 3:00 pm local time in Kawasaki. Under the baton of Hubert Soudant, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra performed Anton Bruckner’s …

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Starting now: Buy your tickets directly online!

2 APR 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:47 h;
published in: General

April 02 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. Even though ticket sales are brisk so far, there are still tickets left for the occasional performance. Please check our website, which will inform you about current availability of tickets.

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!

Priority Ticket Orders must be received by January 8, 2013

27 DEC 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:16 h;
published in: General

Since our program presentation in November, thousands of ticket orders have reached us. We are delighted at the great interest in the upcoming Festival summer!

You wish to purchase tickets for your favorite opera, a choice concert or a fascinating drama production? Make sure to take advantage of priority ticket orders for your Salzburg Festival events, possible until Tuesday, January 8, 2013. All orders that reach the Ticket Office of the Salzburg Festival by this date will be treated equally when allocating tickets. After January 9, 2013, all orders will be filled in the order they were received. 

Important Note: Your ticket order must have been placed in writing by January 8, 2013. Thus, you can order via our website, via email to info@salzburgfestival.at, via fax to +43/662/8045-555 or via mail to the Ticket Office of the Salzburg Festival, Herbert von Karajan Platz 11, P.O. Box 140, 5010 Salzburg, Austria. 

The Salzburg Festival Visits its International Audiences

30 NOV 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  08:33 h;
published in: General

“The two most important decisions have been made: the USA have a President again and Salzburg has a new ‘Jedermann’,” thus Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler opened the annual press conference on November 7 in Salzburg with a display of ironic wit. Doubtlessly, the new production of Jedermann in 2013 will be the special focus of the media. In the opera, concert and drama genres, over 250 events will be presented at 14 performance venues.

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Sven-Eric Bechtolf about the 2013 Theatre Program

12 NOV 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:00 h;
published in: Drama, General

7359! This is the number which the Goddess of Good Luck makes appear in the dreams of the “dissolute cloverleaf” – a carpenter, a cobbler and a tailor – in order to trick her rival the Love Fairy by making them win the lottery. An evil spirit is at work, preying on young men and leading them into forbidden debauchery, while rumours persist of a comet about to plunge to the Earth. An innocent young French peasant girl is visited by the Virgin Mary and promptly strides into battle against the English. A rich man unexpectedly encounters Death, the Devil and all sorts of other symbolic characters. Two pairs of lovers on the run in a forest find themselves tricked by elves and fairies. A beautiful orphan is pursued by a witch and taken in by dwarves while a computer-controlled arm from the automobile industry develops a menacing life of its own. Such are the remarkable events in the 2013 theatre programme.

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The new 2013 Festival program

7 NOV 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:15 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

A thousand thanks for all the interest and enthusiasm with which you greeted our new start in 2012. And special thanks for your spontaneous support of the new elements we presented in our programme – from the Ouverture spirituelle to our contemporary music series and to the highly acclaimed production of Die Soldaten. With 278.500 guests we were able to receive the greatest number of visitors in the Festival’s history.

We are confident that many surprises are awaiting you in the programme of the 2013 Festival summer. A dominant theme is formed by the works of Wagner and Verdi: operas from their middle and later periods are being staged in new productions while select early operas are being performed in concert.

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Applications now accepted for the Young Singers Project!

4 OCT 2012

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

Are you a soprano, tenor or bass and under 26 years of age? If you are at home in the repertoire of Mozart, in baroque, Italian and French opera, apply now to participate in the Young Singers Project in 2013!

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Salzburg Festival 2012 Breaks Attendance Records

5 SEP 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  08:34 h;
published in: General

“I am convinced that a festival should be unique every year,” Artistic Director Alexander Pereira said at the press conference announcing the 2012 program in November. The unique and extraordinary program, its innovations and the consequent extension of the Festival program have been accepted by the audience. With 278,978 visitors, the highest number of attendees since the founding of the Festival 92 years ago was registered.

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