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The Theatre Programme 2014 Reflected World War I

1 SEP 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  08:28 h;
published in: Drama, General

One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I, commemoration was indicated by the history of the Festival’s founding itself. In 1917, Max Reinhardt wrote in his founding manifesto: “Art, especially theatrical art, has not only held its own during the ravages of this war, but it has proven that its existence and maintenance are among the most indispensable necessities.” Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s drama programme was devoted almost entirely to the outbreak of the First World War, 100 years ago.

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Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Award 2014 goes to Nicolas Charaux (31)

21 AUG 2014

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

Today the Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project 2014 was announced! The production Der Abschied by Walter Kappacher directed by Nicolas Charaux was awarded the Montblanc Young Directors Award for the best director. Read more about the jury's decision here. 

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Golem – Man and Machine?

16 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:10 h;
published in: Drama, General

When the theatrical aesthetics of film, fantasy literature and baroque theatre converge, those are perfect conditions for a fascinating evening. This is the case when the ensemble 1927’s production Golem has its premiere at Salzburg’s Landestheater on August 22. The world comes unhinged! 

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A Seducer of Sad Countenance

14 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:41 h;
published in: Drama, General

Had Mozart, Da Ponte and Cervantes written a play together, the result would have been Ödön von Horváth’s Don Juan kommt aus dem Krieg (Don Juan Returns from the War). The 2014 Salzburg Festival offers a new production of this piece of genius, offering a new perspective on the grand seigneur of seducers, played by Max Simonischek!

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Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project 2014

31 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:52 h;
published in: Drama

Since 2002 the Young Directors Project has enriched the programme of the Salzburg Festival. Generously supported by Montblanc International, this successful competition for young international theatre directors and their ensembles will form part of the Salzburg Festival for the last time, following a successful 13-year partnership. Through its sponsorship, Montblanc supports the selection and invitation of the productions to Salzburg and the local costs. In addition to sponsoring the entire project, Montblanc also offers the prize for the best production. The winner of the Montblanc Young Directors Award receives the sum of 10,000 Euros and the Montblanc Max Reinhardt Pen, exclusively designed for this project. 

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Katie Mitchell talks to David Tushingham about “The Forbidden Zone”

29 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:04 h;
published in: Drama

Katie Mitchell is one of the most important theatre and opera directors in Great Britain, having been Resident Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court Theatre and London's National Theatre. Her Cologne production of Friederike Mayröcker's Reise durch die Nacht was invited to the Berlin Theatre Meeting in 2013 and nominated for the Nestroy Prize in the category "Best German-Language Performance". In Salzburg she is known chiefly for her highly successful production of Luigi Nono's Al gran sole carico d'amore (2009). This year she directs The Forbidden Zone at the Perner-Insel Hallein.

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Swarovski provides a New Dress for the Paramour in the 2014 Jedermann Production

23 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:34 h;
published in: Drama, General

Several thousand crystals decorate the Lover’s new dress in the 2014 Jedermann production. Seductive red, a skin-tight corsage and 32 metres of hemline are the defining elements of the creation. Scarlet-red flowers made of fabric sparkle with crystals reminiscent of dewdrops. In painstaking detail work, the crystals were stitched onto silk satin and silk muslin. 

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The Music for Salzburg’s “Jedermann”

11 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:30 h;
published in: Drama

Sometimes small miracles really do occur on the sidelines of major theatre productions – miracles that are unforeseeable and which one certainly cannot count on, and yet ultimately they give the whole project its uniqueness and its charm, beyond all purposeful efforts. That is what happened during the new production of Jedermann.

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“The Forbidden Zone” marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One

17 JUN 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:33 h;
published in: Drama

The Forbidden Zone is a powerful new work about women, science and war in the first half of the twentieth century. Conceived by the director Katie Mitchell, working together with an extensive team of her regular artistic collaborators, this is contemporary theatre in a cinematic form, with screen images being created live on stage in real time. The drama moves at thrilling speed between a range of locations in Europe and America and events in 1949 and 1915. 

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Nestroy Prize Winner Georg Schmiedleitner to direct Die letzten Tage der Menschheit

2 APR 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:31 h;
published in: Drama

As planned, Vienna’s Burgtheater and the Salzburg Festival will co-produce Die letzten Tage der Menschheit by Karl Kraus. After Matthias Hartmann was released from his directing obligations by the Burgtheater, as reported, Georg Schmiedleitner agreed to take on the realisation of Karl Kraus’ epoch-making work – a director who has made a name for himself with political and specifically Austrian theatre.

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