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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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Lärmen lernen

20 JUL 2011

by Wolfgang Resch  13:10 h;
published in: Opera, General

Haben sie sich einmal gefragt, was sich hinter all den Türen im Bühnenbild des Figaro abspielt? Hinter all den Türen arbeiten all die Menschen, die der Zuschauer nie zu sehen bekommt, all die Menschen, ohne die ein Theaterabend wie der Figaro völlig undenkbar wäre.

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A dirty affair

19 JUL 2011

by Matthias Jakisic  15:35 h;
published in: Opera

Relationships can be difficult. They can get complicated. They can become messy. Likewise, the stage of Così fan tutte will go from stark, sterile white to mud-smeared, forest-infested chaos over the course of two acts. The question is, which is the true nature of love – clean and pure that inevitably gets stained, or dirty and flawed that can only be covered up by a pretty shell for a limited time? 

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Hinter den Kulissen

17 JUL 2011

by Marlis Petersen  16:04 h;
published in: Opera, General

Den meisten Opernbesuchern stellen sich immer wieder Hunderte von Fragen, die uns Künstler betreffen! Angefangen von der wohl berühmtesten Frage: „Ah, Sie sind Opernsänger … was machen Sie denn so tagsüber?“

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