Blog entries for "General"

A Seducer of Sad Countenance

14 AUG 2014

published in: Drama, General

Had Mozart, Da Ponte and Cervantes written a play together, the result would have been Ödön von Horváth’s Don Juan kommt aus dem Krieg (Don Juan Returns from the War). The 2014 Salzburg Festival offers a new production of this piece of genius, offering a new perspective on the grand seigneur of seducers, played by Max Simonischek!

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Opportunities for Young Fans and Performers

11 AUG 2014

published in: Opera, General

This year, the Salzburg Festival is offering many exciting options to young people that are interested in the fields of art and culture: special opera productions for children, Opera Camps, the Siemens Children's Festival and many more options for the youngest audience!

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Director Alvis Hermanis on "Il trovatore"

9 AUG 2014

published in: Opera, General

Tonight, the new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il trovatore has its premiere at the Großes Festspielhaus. In Alvis Hermanis’ production, Anna Netrebko sings Leonora, Marie-Nicole Lemieux sings Azucena, and Francesco Meli as Manrico and Plácido Domingo as Conte di Luna take the other main roles under the baton of Daniele Gatti. A heartfelt “Break a leg!” to all involved!

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Alternative ways to get the Salzburg Festival experience!

7 AUG 2014

published in: Opera, Concert, General

Once again, numerous Salzburg Festival productions are being recorded in cooperation with the exclusive media partners UNITEL CLASSICA, ORF, and ServusTV to broadcast via TV or radio on various stations. This presents a wonderful opportunity to experience the Salzburg Festival without purchasing tickets to the shows and sometimes these performances are aired live! Here’s a glimpse of the great variety of media productions scheduled for broadcast this year – mark the dates of your favourite productions in your calendar now!

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When science and art intersect and provoke: Roche Continents challenge 100 students at the Salzburg Festival

5 AUG 2014

published in: General

For the eighth time, Roche invites 100 students from all over the world to the Salzburg Festival for a series of creativity workshops during the “Roche Continents” week. The students, who come from 33 countries and who study sciences and/or arts in their home universities, will participate in workshops that will challenge the boundaries of their thinking around science, art and innovation. During that week, they will have the opportunity to engage with renowned scientists and artists, listen to thought-provoking contemporary music concerts and talk to the musicians and conductors of the Salzburg Festival, as for example at the artists talk with Marc-André Dalbavie, Marianne Crebassa and Johanna Wokalek after the opera Charlotte Salomon at August 2.

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Festival President Honoured with "Ring of the City of Salzburg"

4 AUG 2014

published in: General

Today at 1:00 pm, Festival President Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler was presented with the "Ring of the City of Salzburg" by Mayor Dr. Heinz Schaden, for her outstanding service to the City of Salzburg. The ceremony took place at the SalzburgKulisse. Our heartfelt congratulations on this honour!

Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2014

2 AUG 2014

published in: Concert, General

The competition “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” was initiated in 2010 by Nestlé and the Salzburg Festival. The competition’s goal is to give highly talented young conductors a decisive career impulse. The award winners are chosen by an expert jury. Apart from the classical and romantic repertoire, the interpretation of contemporary works is a decisive criterion in its deliberations. The prize carries a cash value of 15,000 Euros and will be presented to a young conductor aged between 22 and 35 for the sixth time in 2015. Plácido Domingo takes on the honorary presidency of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and will shepherd the initiative into its next phase.

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“Moving forward together”: Audi continues its involvement with the Salzburg Festival

1 AUG 2014

published in: General

Audi today signed a new four-year agreement as main sponsor of the Salzburg Festival. The carmaker has been a partner to the festival since 1994. Both parties want to work even more closely together in future and intend to launch joint projects with an international reach. To mark the partnership’s 20th anniversary, Audi has funded a new wireless microphone system for the festival, allowing audiences at “Jedermann” to enjoy a listening experience without interference. 

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Relaxation at the Festival Ball: The Beauty Boudoir

30 JUL 2014

published in: Festival Ball, General

Not only our Festival Ball debutantes are styled by professionals – you too can entrust your looks to the teams of Coiffeure Sturmayr and MAC Cosmetics, available at our exclusive Beauty Boudoir at the Haus für Mozart. Starting at the same time as the doors open, at 8:30 pm, the stylists are at your service, touching up your makeup or your ball hairdo. After a few rounds on the dance floor, perhaps you need a few quiet minutes – in that case, let your tense neck muscles, your hands or dance-wearied feet be pampered by a massage at the booth of Salzburg’s Institut Hobé from Heidi Steger!

Premieres: Excitement among the Young Singers

29 JUL 2014

by Wolfgang Resch  10:44 h;
published in: General, Opera

On Sunday, the moment had finally come! After the Ouverture spirituelle, the 2014 Salzburg Festival was officially opened at the Felsenreitschule. The tension keeps rising, and the Festspielhaus feels like a huge cauldron about to bubble over. Everyone is looking forward to the first premieres. My YSP colleagues and I have also been swept up by the excitement.

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