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Young Singers Project 2015

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:00 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

( 5 May 2015 ) In 2008 the Young Singers Project was inaugurated, with the goal of enabling young singers from all over the world to further their education on an international level. Like all its other elements, the Salzburg Festival’s education programmes follow the motto set by one of its founders: “Opera and theatre – the best of both” (Hugo von Hofmannsthal).

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2015: Three Finalists Nominated

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:09 h;
published in: Concert

( 16 Mar 2015 ) The Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award takes place this year for the 6th time. Once again, the interest in the award has been enormous. 65 candidates from 5 continents and 31 countries applied for Award, which has become one of the most sought-after international distinctions for young conductors all over the world. We would like to introduce the three finalists!

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Plácido Domingo • Gala Concert Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his Salzburg Debut

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:55 h;
published in: Opera, Concert

( 3 Mar 2015 ) Plácido Domingo has decided to retire the role of Conte di Luna from his repertoire and has therefore cancelled all respective performances in Berlin, Milan and Salzburg. Fortunately, it will still be possible to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Plácido Domingo’s Salzburg debut with a gala concert at the Festival. 

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Grigory Sokolov chooses solo recital at the Salzburg Festival for his new live album

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:30 h;
published in: Concert, General

( 15 Jan 2015 ) International Release:
January 19, 2015 will see the worldwide release of Grigory Sokolov’s recital featuring works by Mozart and Chopin, which was recorded at the Salzburg Festival in 2008 and is being released by DGG as part of the SALZBURG FESTIVAL DOCUMENTS edition. It is the first concert the pianist has permitted to be published in more than 20 years, having signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon this past October.

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The Salzburg Festival in Numbers

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

( 8 Jan 2015 ) 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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Contemplative Sounds at the “Ouverture spirituelle”

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:59 h;
published in: Concert

( 17 Dec 2014 ) During the hectic days preceding Christmas, the contemplative and devout sounds of Christmas music offer us a space for inner peace and harmony. Sacred and atmospheric sounds also await our visitors at the Ouverture spirituelle, part of the 2015 Salzburg Festival. 

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The 2015 Concert Programme

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:03 h;
published in: Concert, General

( 6 Nov 2014 ) Designing a concert programme is like weaving. Like a textile’s warp, there are given constants that create structure. In our case, these are the traditional series featuring the Vienna Philharmonic, the series of guest orchestras, Salzburg’s Mozarteum Orchestra, the Salzburg Camerata, great soloists and song recitalists of our times, intriguing chamber music formations and the most interesting performers of New Music – every year, we weave all of these into new patterns with other weft threads. Many of these threads take their origin in the Ouverture spirituelle and give rise to other series in their own right.

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Review of The Opera and Concert Programme 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:13 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

( 1 Sep 2014 ) The 94th edition of the Salzburg Festival began with a highly atmospheric, sold-out Ouverture spirituelle. The overwhelming rendition of the Vespro della Beata Vergine by John Eliot Gardiner at the Cathedral and the concert featuring Mozart’s final symphonies with Nikolaus Harnoncourt were early highlights of an immensely successful Festival season which attracted more than 270,000 guests.

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award Ceremony: Maxime Pascal Conducted the Award Winner’s Concert

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:20 h;
published in: Concert, General

( 18 Aug 2014 ) Jury chairman Ingo Metzmacher and Peter Brabeck-Lethmathe, President of the Board of Nestlé S.A., presented the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award”, carrying a cash value of € 15,000, after yesterday’s Award Winner’s Concert at the Felsenreitschule. “It is an impressive experience to receive this important award in Salzburg. The audience here is great,” Maxime Pascal said. The programme of his concert with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra featured La Mer by Debussy and Poème de l’amour et de la mer by Ernest Chausson, with the out+standing mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa performing the solo part. The rousing finale was Stravinsky’s Firebird.

Alternative ways to get the Salzburg Festival experience!

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:51 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

( 7 Aug 2014 ) Once again, numerous Salzburg Festival productions are being recorded in cooperation with the exclusive media partners UNITEL CLASSICA, ORF, and ServusTV to broadcast via TV or radio on various stations. This presents a wonderful opportunity to experience the Salzburg Festival without purchasing tickets to the shows and sometimes these performances are aired live! Here’s a glimpse of the great variety of media productions scheduled for broadcast this year – mark the dates of your favourite productions in your calendar now!

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