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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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“To awaken the ear, the eyes, and human thought” – the Salzburg Festival is opened

27 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:35 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

This morning, the 2011 Salzburg Festival was officially opened. Federal President Heinz Fischer, Landeshauptfrau Gabi Burgstaller and Claudia Schmied, Minister for Art and Culture, attended the festive ceremony. Apart from the keynote address by Joachim Gauck and further speeches, works by Leoš Janáček, Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler framed the Opening Ceremony.

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Die Frau ohne Schatten: Scenic Glimpses

26 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  20:04 h;
published in: Opera

On the occasion of the dress rehearsal of Die Frau ohne Schatten today, we are delighted to present a glimpse of the new production of Richard Strauss’ masterwork. This opera – filled with great, dramatic and at the same time very intimate moments – will captivate you. Listen to Anne Schwanewilms, Evelyn Herlitzius, Michaela Schuster and Wolfgang Koch share their thoughts about it.

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Successful Festival Opening Party

25 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:06 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

Despite bad weather, the Festival’s fans were not discouraged from coming to the historic center of Salzburg: the Festival Opening Party attracted about 25,000 people – despite low temperatures and rain.

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Play it again, for sheer enjoyment

24 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:30 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

Unitel, the long-standing cooperation partner of the Salzburg Festival, has recorded numerous unforgettable opera productions and concerts over the past years. This summer, the website Unitel Classica offers a special delight for all Festival fans with its Festival Focus: highlights of recent years at the Salzburg Festival will be broadcast for you.

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Free Rides to the Festival!

23 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:00 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

The Festival is about to begin, your tickets are waiting on your dresser and the eveningwear is in your closet, freshly ironed. The only open question is the best way of getting to the performance venue? If you would like to avoid traffic jams and the search for a parking place, you now have an alternative, for this Festival summer, your Festival tickets double as a free ticket for local transportation in Salzburg.

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„Klappe zu – Affe tot“ oder „Fenster zu – Vogel tot“?

23 JUL 2011

by Marlis Petersen  11:17 h;
published in: Opera

Claus Guth zeigt die Abgründe des Menschlichen, hält uns den Spiegel vor, was unsere Beziehungen betrifft und trifft uns ins Mark, wenn wir das zulassen … Wenn Susanna im Spannungsfeld von Figaro und Graf steht, dann ist das nicht Komödie, sondern wahrhaftige Zerrissenheit.

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