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Inventing the Existing World

4 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  19:04 h;
published in: Opera, General

Anna Viebrock, set and costume designer for The Makropulos Case, presented her new book Das Vorgefundene erfinden (Inventing the Existing World) today in Salzburg. Anna Viebrock’s works are considered unique documents of postmodern theatrical development during the past 20 years. 

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Die allgegenwärtigen Sofiensäle

4 AUG 2011

by Erich Schagerl  11:11 h;
published in: Opera, General

Erich Schagerl, Primgeiger bei den Wiener Philharmonikern, berichtet während der Festspielzeit direkt aus dem Orchestergraben. In seinem zweiten Blog gibt er einen Einblick in die Arbeit an der Oper Die Sache Makropulos und erzählt über viele Begegnungen mit dem Ausnahmekomponisten Janáček in der Vergangenheit.

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What’s in a name?

3 AUG 2011

by Matthias Jakisic  12:06 h;
published in: Opera, General

In his new blog, Alek Shrader, Ferrando of Così fan tutte, is thinking about the meaning of the names of the protagonists in Così. So he is searching for some enlightening hints in the Greek, Latin and German language. From the names and their possible origins, Alek Shrader tries to establish a connection to the characters in the opera played. An interesting examination!

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How Joel Prieto became Don Ottavio: Part II

2 AUG 2011

by Luca Pisaroni  15:10 h;
published in: Opera, General

In the first part, Joel Prieto chatted about the beginning in Salzburg, the turning points during the rehearsals and the final surprise of singing the premiere of Don Giovanni. Now he is on the stage but the problem starts when he tries to get off again. This is the story of an accident and the beginning of a wonderful career in Salzburg. 

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To Smoke Musically In A Car

2 AUG 2011

by Malin Byström  09:04 h;
published in: Opera, General

Salzburg holds a very special place in my heart for a very special reason. It was here, in the summer academy at the Mozarteum in the late nineties, that I met my voice teacher. He would have, and still today has, a massive importance for my development as a singer.

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Death, Delayed

31 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:35 h;
published in: General, Opera

What would happen if death simply failed to happen? That is exactly what happens in the opera The Makropulos Case. Emilia Marty has been living for more than 300 years – and only now, after such a long time, she feels that life is slowly slipping through her fingers. Leoš Janáček’s opera deals with questions of life and eternal agelessness – literally. Our trailer offers first glimpses of Christoph Marthaler’s production, featuring the protagonists and focusing on the story that the music and the production itself tell.

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How Joel Prieto became Don Ottavio: Part I

31 JUL 2011

by Luca Pisaroni  12:13 h;
published in: Opera, General

Welcome to the first blog of the Salzburg Festival from Joel Prieto! He is singing the Don Ottavio Part in Don Giovanni this summer. For him it is a great honor to be able to share his experiences at the Festival during the rehearsals and performances with all the people out there. Here now is the first part of the story, how his dream came true to become Don Ottavio at the Salzburg Festival.

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10 Years of the Siemens Festival>Nights

29 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:15 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

One decade, 400,000 visitors, more than 20 premieres: the Siemens Festival>Nights, presented by Siemens Austria, the Salzburg Festival and ORF Salzburg, take place this year for the tenth time already – and have become a classic themselves during recent years. On a daylight-suitable large LED video wall on Kapitelplatz, Festival highlights from 30 years are screened.

Today, a press lunch took place to honor the anniversary of the Siemens Festival>Nights: Ing. Wolfgang Hesoun, General Manager of Siemens AG Austria, Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival, Prof. Siegbert Stronegger, Director of the State of Salzburg ORF, Angela Denoke, soprano and interpreter of Emilia Marty in The Makropulos Case, as well as Prof. Dr. Clemens Hellsberg, President of the Vienna Philharmonic, summarized a successful decade and gave insights into future developments.

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Riccardo Muti Celebrates with the Vienna Philharmonic

28 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:03 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

In honor of Riccardo Muti’s 70th birthday, a ceremony was held today for the maestro, at which he received an honorary membership in the Vienna Philharmonic.

The conductor and the Salzburg Festival have had an intensive and very happy relationship for over forty years. This summer, he will conduct the opera Macbeth and also two concerts each with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Playing the Angel

27 JUL 2011

by Wolfgang Resch  17:11 h;
published in: Opera, General

Nach unserer Generalprobe am Sonntagabend und vorangegangenen 21 Tagen hochkonzentrierter Arbeit, erfüllt von den zarten Klängen Mozarts, getragen von unfassbar schönen, klassischen Stimmen und immer tiefer gehender Erforschung der menschlichen Sehnsüchte und Abgründe, war es allerhöchste Zeit für ein kleines bisschen Rock’n’Roll.

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