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Blog entries for "Opera"

The 2015 Opera Programme

6 NOV 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:05 h;
published in: Opera, General

Masters and servants, the powerful and the powerless, oppression and protest – these binary oppositions provide the themes of the opera and drama programmes of the Festival in 2015. Reconciling people to that inequality – which is reflected not only in wealth and poverty, liberty and constraint, but which determines all social conditions, even the most personal of relationships – appears to have been a challenge as urgent as it is insoluble throughout the ages. 

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Review of The Opera and Concert Programme 2014

1 SEP 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:13 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

The 94th edition of the Salzburg Festival began with a highly atmospheric, sold-out Ouverture spirituelle. The overwhelming rendition of the Vespro della Beata Vergine by John Eliot Gardiner at the Cathedral and the concert featuring Mozart’s final symphonies with Nikolaus Harnoncourt were early highlights of an immensely successful Festival season which attracted more than 270,000 guests.

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FestivalTalk: “Art that is Fun“

23 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:09 h;
published in: Opera, General

Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival, and Hartwig Löger, Chief of UNIQA Austria, discuss the social responsibility of cultural education for future generations and their joint efforts on behalf of the children’s and youth programme of the Salzburg Festival.

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Artur Ruciński sings the role of Conte di Luna, replacing Plácido Domingo for the remaining performances of “Il trovatore”

17 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:07 h;
published in: Opera, General

Due to an acute infection of the bladder and respiratory tract and very high fever, Plácido Domingo has been forced to withdraw from the performances of Il trovatore on August 18, 21 and 24, 2014. Artur Ruciński will perform the role of Conte di Luna in his place.

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Opportunities for Young Fans and Performers

11 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:43 h;
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

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:55 h;
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

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:51 h;
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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Franz Welser-Möst on “Der Rosenkavalier”

1 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:09 h;
published in: Opera

Tonight sees the premiere of Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. From 6 pm onwards, Krassimira Stoyanova as the Feldmarschallin, Sophie Koch as Octavian, Mojca Erdmann as Sophie and Günther Groissböck, among others, will be on stage at the Großes Festspielhaus under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst. A heartfelt “Break a leg!” to all involved! 

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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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Johanna Wokalek and Marianne Crebassa: Two Strong Women Playing Charlotte Salomon

21 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:40 h;
published in: Opera

The actress Johanna Wokalek and the mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa embody the title role in the opera Charlotte Salomon, which has its world premiere at the Felsenreitschule on July 28, 2014.  Johanna Wokalek plays Charlotte Salomon, the real person who conveyed the story of her life to future generations through pictures, texts and musical references, and whom dramaturge Konrad Kuhn describes as a “girl with a Berlin loudmouth and an irony bordering on the sarcastic”. Marianne Crebassa takes on the role of Charlotte Kann, the fictional ego of Charlotte Salomon, the protagonist actively involved in the stage narrative. Let us introduce you to this central work of the Festival summer.

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