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Blog entries for "Opera"

KISS. GOOD. BYE.

19 AUG 2011

by Wolfgang Resch  11:03 h;
published in: Opera, General

Le nozze di Figaro ist abgespielt und der Engel Uli Kirsch wieder auf dem Weg nach Hause. Noch im Zug lässt er die Zeit in Salzburg Revue passieren und das Publikum an seinen schönsten Momenten teilhaben. Der Abschied war schwerer als erwartet, denn Salzburg hat in den letzten fünf Jahren sein Leben verändert. Wohin die Reise des Engels geht und ob sie ihn nach Salzburg zurückführen wird, bleibt abzuwarten. Wir wünschen uns: „Uli, komm bald wieder!“

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Claus Guth receives “Großes Verdienstzeichen” of the State of Salzburg

17 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:36 h;
published in: Opera, General

This morning (August 17), Claus Guth was presented with the “Großes Verdienstzeichen” (Grand Medal of Honor) of the State of Salzburg by Landeshauptfrau Gabi Burgstaller. The theater and opera director has made a decisive contribution to the quality and success of the Salzburg Festival through his many productions here. In this manner, the State of Salzburg and the Festival expressed their gratitude to the visionary stage director. 

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Rain, rain, rain …

15 AUG 2011

by Malin Byström  13:02 h;
published in: Opera, General

Rain, rain, rain … And I have rented a big house with a pool for my family. But would the weather stop my seven-year-old son? Of course not. When I got back from rehearsal two days ago, he could swim!!!

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Enormous Artistic and Social Success

13 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:43 h;
published in: Opera, General

Today’s benefit dress rehearsal of the concert performance of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol netted 158,065 Euros for the reconstruction of Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall in Japan. The City of Salzburg will increase the amount to a round 200,000 Euros.

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The car rules!!

13 AUG 2011

by Luca Pisaroni  14:06 h;
published in: Opera, General

The premiere of Don Giovanni is getting nearer and nearer and now the whole team has moved to the Haus für Mozart for the following rehearsals. The first time on the main stage, Joel Prieto once again has some troubles with the car. No trees this time, but nevertheless the car is ruling the stage again.

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10 Fragen von Uli Kirsch an Marlis Petersen

13 AUG 2011

by Wolfgang Resch  09:15 h;
published in: Opera, General

Cherubim Uli Kirsch stellt Susanna Marlis Petersen zehn Fragen zu den Charakteren in Le nozze di Figaro und zu privaten Begegnungen mit einem Engel.

Liebe Marlies, was ist für dich der aufregendste Moment im Figaro?

Der Figaro ist für mich voll von aufregenden Momenten. Susanna geht ja quasi nahtlos durch das ganze Stück, und ein spannendes Ereignis jagt das nächste.

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10 Fragen von Marlis Petersen an Uli Kirsch

12 AUG 2011

by Marlis Petersen  12:57 h;
published in: Opera, General

Marlis Petersen (Susanna) stellt Uli Kirsch (Cherubim) zehn Fragen zu seiner Rolle bei Le nozze di Figaro und zu seinen Tabus als Schauspieler. Für die Einblicke sollten Sie hier

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Netrebko and Beczala sing for Japan

10 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:45 h;
published in: Opera, General

The Salzburg Festival and its artists are not just dedicated to cultural values, but also social ones. Therefore, the dress rehearsal of Iolanta / Le Rossignol on Saturday, August 13, at 2:00 pm will be opened to the public at the Großes Festspielhaus, as a benefit event. Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala as well as the Mozarteum Orchestra under Ivor Bolton and all the other performers involved will contribute to the good cause. The net proceeds will go to Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall in Japan, which was almost completely destroyed in the earthquake this past March.

Tickets, priced from 30 to 120 Euros, can be purchased starting immediately online.

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Ein ganz besonderer Don Giovanni!

9 AUG 2011

by Erich Schagerl  10:26 h;
published in: Opera, General

Erich Schagerl berichtet in seinem heutigen Blog von den Proben zu Don Giovanni. Wenn die Musiker, Sänger und der Dirigent sich aufeinander einlassen können, dann wird die Probe lebendig und dynamisch. Mit dem jungen Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin zu arbeiten ist ein ganz besonderes Vergnügen – und auf das Ergebnis, die Premiere des Don Giovanni, darf man mehr als gespannt sein.

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200th Performance of Così fan tutte

7 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:38 h;
published in: Opera, General

On August 7, 2011, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte will be performed for the 200th time at the Salzburg Festival. This year, Marc Minkowski conducts his Musiciens du Louvre. Director Claus Guth has reworked his 2009 production complete, presenting the work even more compactly, as an intelligent chamber drama full of symbols and allusions. The first performance of Così fan tutte at the Salzburg Festival took place in 1922 …

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