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“Iphigénie en Tauride” • An Opera of Enlightenment

13 MAY 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:45 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Whitsun

Iphigénie en Tauride, a tragedy in four acts by Christoph Willibald Gluck, will be staged at Whitsun and at the Salzburg Festival in summer. Who is this Iphigénie whose fate inspired not only Christoph Willibald Gluck but also artists like Goethe, Racine, Handel, Tommaso Traetta and Niccolò Jommelli?

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TO ERR IS HUMAN…

27 APR 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:36 h;
published in: Drama

Michael Billington of The Guardian, eminence grise of British theatre critics, is a man who has seen The Comedy of Errors many times. In his view “it almost always provides a great night out.” In England this early Shakespeare comedy with the rather matter of fact title has a reputation as one of his most popular and consistently successful works.  The play premieres at the Salzburg Festival on August 1st, directed by Henry Mason. 

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The Salzburg Festival in Numbers

8 JAN 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:18 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert

Summer 2015! July 18 to August 30! 188 performances! 44 days! 12 performance venues! That is what the Salzburg Festival looks like from a slightly different perspective: broken down to numbers.

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The 2015 Drama Programme

6 NOV 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:04 h;
published in: Drama, General

The 2015 drama programme includes three new productions and the revival of Jedermann.

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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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