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Opening and Review of Five Successful Years

10 JUN 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:25 h;
published in: Whitsun, General

Today, Friday, June 10, 2011, is the opening night premiere of the Whitsun Festival. Once again, the centerpiece of the Whitsun Festival consists of two productions conducted by Riccardo Muti: I due Figaro (1826), a melodramma buffo by Saverio Mercadante, and the Requiem in C-Minor (1816) by Luigi Cherubini. At the same time, this is the last stage of the musical journey of the Italian Maestro through the Neapolitan School. At a press conference, Riccardo Muti, Markus Hinterhäuser, Helga Rabl-Stadler and Jürgen Flimm summarized five successful years.

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Wine Makes a Guest Appearance

9 JUN 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:54 h;
published in: Whitsun, General

The Salzburg Festival stands for exquisite quality, the highest level and long-grown traditions – including in its Festival wine. The presentation of the wines has been a highlight at the opening of the Whitsun Festival for years now, and takes place this year on the same evening as the premiere of I due Figaro. In 2011, two renowned vintners were chosen again: Fred Loimer from Langenlois in the Kamptal and Gernot Heinrich from Gols in the Burgenland are well-known beyond the Austrian borders, and their wines grace the wine lists in the world’s best restaurants. The certified beer sommelier Markus Trinker brewed the popular Festival Pilsner.

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Riccardo Muti Awarded Birgit Nilsson Prize 2011

17 MAR 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:59 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, Whitsun, General

The Swedish Birgit Nilsson Foundation has announced that conductor Riccardo Muti has been awarded the world’s highest cash prize in the music field: the Birgit Nilsson Prize 2011. In a first reaction, the conductor professed himself “deeply touched. For 40 years, Riccardo Muti has enjoyed a close cooperation with the Salzburg Festival. This year, he is one of the busiest artists of the Festival.

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