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Young Voices at the Salzburg Festival

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:00 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

( 24 May 2017 ) In addition to resounding names like Anna Netrebko, Thomas Hampson, Krassimira Stoyanova, Rolando Villazón, Elīna Garanča or Piotr Beczala the “young voices” are also increasingly moving into the limelight.

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Director Michael Sturminger to Take Over Jedermann

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:42 h;
published in: Drama

( 6 Apr 2017 ) There will be a change of directors for Jedermann. The Festival has managed to engage director Michael Sturminger and his team of designers, Renate Martin and Andreas Donhauser, for the new 2017 Jedermann – an experienced and successful leading team. 

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Touching the Nerves of Modernism

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:00 h;
published in: Opera

( 12 Apr 2017 Wozzeck, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Lear: the three 20th-century operas which stand out among the upcoming Festival programme are some the most striking works of musical theatre in recent history. Taken in sequence, they mark breaking points and reflect the intensification of the genre.

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Number of Youth Subscriptions Doubled

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:23 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, Whitsun, General

( 18 Apr 2017 ) Due to high demand, the Salzburg Festival will double the number of its youth subscriptions in 2017. Altogether, 6,000 tickets for operas, dramas and concerts will be reserved for young people up to the age of 26 (i.e. born after June 30, 1990) with discounts of up to 90%.

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A Peace Project for 100 Years

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  08:40 h;
published in: General

( 25 Apr 2017 ) 100 years ago, on 25 April 1917, Max Reinhardt sent his “Memorandum regarding the Construction of a Festival Theatre in Hellbrunn” to Vienna.

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"The Exterminating Angel" wins Opera Award 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:47 h;
published in: Opera, General

( 8 May 2017 ) Thomas Adès wins the Opera Award in the category "World Premiere"! His opera The Exterminating Angel, commissioned by the Salzburg Festival and premiered in 2016, convinced the expert jury of the Opera Awards.

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Interview with tenor Norman Reinhardt

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:51 h;
published in: Whitsun

( 12 May 2017 ) Rehearsals for the new production of Ariodante have begun – the tenor Norman Reinhardt speaks about his Whitsun engagement.

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Finalists of the YCA 2017 are choosen

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:28 h;
published in: Concert, General

( 15 May 2017 ) Marie Jacquot (France), Kerem Hasan (Great Britain) and Nuno Filipe Coelho Silva (Portugal) are the three choosen young finalists competing for the 2017 prize during the Award Concert Weekend.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter: 40-year Anniversary

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:37 h;
published in: Whitsun

( 4 Jun 2017 ) 40 years ago, on 29 May, Anne-Sophie Mutter, back then 14 years old, performed at the Salzburg Festival for the first time. Now and then she amazes the audience.

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This was the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:00 h;
published in: Whitsun

( 5 Jun 2017 ) This has been the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2017 with the motto “The joy of grief”.

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