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Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2019 · Voci celesti

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:39 h;
published in: Whitsun, General

( 22 May 2018 ) Cecilia Bartoli dedicates the program of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2019 with the title “Voci celesti – Heavenly voices” to the art of the great castratos. It is no coincidence, that Bartoli is realizing this idea, which she is thinking about for a while already, right now.

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Enshrouded in the Mist of Legends

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  07:53 h;
published in: Whitsun, General

( 22 May 2018 ) ‘Se non è vero, è molto ben trovato’. (If it is not true, it is very well invented.) – This aphorism, formulated by the philosopher and priest Giordano Bruno, serves as a useful caveat when reading the legends written about castrati. Basking in the rays of international fame, they hold a dual position in music history as heroes and great mysteries.

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This has been the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2018

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  05:46 h;
published in: Whitsun, General

( 22 May 2018 ) It was the seventh Whitsun Festival under the artistic direction of Cecilia Bartoli. Seven events between 18 and 21 May 2018 took place under the motto “1868 – Year of Ruptures”. Read the results of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2018 on the blog.

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Kent Nagano: Guaranteeing the Extraordinary

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:00 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, Whitsun, General

( 6 May 2018 ) On 20 July 2018 he opens the Ouverture spirituelle with his Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal, performing Krzysztof Penderecki’s St. Luke Passion. In mid-August, Kent Nagano returns to the Felsenreitschule, where Hans Werner Henze’s opera The Bassarids, which had its world premiere in Salzburg in 1966, will be staged.  

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Beat Furrer honoured with the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:23 h;
published in: Concert, General

( 23 Jan 2018 ) Beat Furrer was honoured today with the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize for “a life in service to music”. The Salzburg Festival congratulates him on winning this high distinction.

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Mariss Jansons celebrates his 75th birthday

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  08:30 h;
published in: General

( 14 Jan 2018 ) The Salzburg Festival congratulates Mariss Jansons, one of the pre-eminent conductors of our time, on his 75th birthday, which he celebrates on Sunday, 14 January.

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Obituary: Gerhard Andlinger

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:24 h;
published in: General

( 8 Jan 2018 ) At Christmas the Salzburg Festival received the sad news that Gerhard “Gerry” Andlinger – founder and long-time President of the Salzburg Festival Society and a generous patron of the Festival – died on 22nd December 2017 at the age of 86 in New York.  

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Triumph of the Salzburg Festival in US Press

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  22:54 h;
published in: Opera, General

( 15 Dec 2017 ) Mark Swed/LOS ANGELES TIMES chooses the Salzburg Festival as Festival of the year.

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A Happy Symbiosis: The Vienna Philharmonic and the Salzburg Festival

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:12 h;
published in: General

( 11 Dec 2017 ) Clemens Hellsberg illuminates the complex relationships the Vienna Philharmonic has with Salzburg. This book launch signals the beginning of a series of publications leading up to the 100th anniversary of the Salzburg Festival.

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Dear audience

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:50 h;
published in: General

( 9 Nov 2017 ) A thousand thanks to you. As a result of your interest, involvement and enthusiasm, we were able to exceed our ambitious expectations and make the 2017 Salzburg Festival a true epicentre of the extraordinary. Your positive response and audible, visible joy in the challenge make it our task to continue to explore the great issues of humanity in our 2018 programme.

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