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West Side Story Brings Broadway Musical Stars to Salzburg

8 FEB2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:45 h;
posted in: Opera, Whitsun

The 2016 Whitsun Festival will open for the first time in its history with the performance of a musical. In keeping with the festival’s motto – Romeo and Juliet – the programme features the West Side Story. In addition to Cecilia Bartoli and Norman Reinhardt, numerous great names of the musical business can be found on the cast list. They include Karen Olivo as Anita and George Akram as Bernardo.

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The new paramour • Miriam Fussenegger

29 JAN2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:28 h;
posted in: Drama

Miriam Fussenegger was born in Linz in 1990 and graduated from the acting school Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. Apart from her theatrical performances, she also appeared in Der Tote am Teich, part of the Landkrimi TV series, and most recently in the three-part history drama Maximilian. Miriam Fussenegger made her Salzburg Festival debut in the summer of 2015 as Lucy in Julian Crouch's and Sven-Eric Bechtolf's production Mackie Messer. Eine Salzburger Dreigroschenoper. Miriam Fussenegger in conversation about her new role.

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Salzburg and Sokolov • New Album: Schubert/Beethoven

14 JAN2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:11 h;
posted in: Concert, General

For more than 20 years, Grigory Sokolov refused to make any CD recordings whatsoever. For his first release (2014) after this long period, the Russian pianist chose a concert he gave at the Salzburg Festival in 2008: his album The Salzburg Recital featuring works by Mozart and Chopin was celebrated by critics worldwide and won a coveted ECHO Classic Award. Only one year later, his new album follows: Sokolov: Schubert/Beethoven, released on January 15, 2016 by Deutsche Grammphon as part of the series Salzburg Festival Documents. 

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Andrés Orozco-Estrada replaces Nikolaus Harnoncourt in conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

13 JAN2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:34 h;
posted in: Concert

When Beethoven’s Missa solemnis was performed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt with his Concentus Musicus Wien last summer, there was no way of knowing that this would bring the Salzburg Festival full circle, completing a cycle begun in 1992 with a performance of the very same work: at the time, it was Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s debut at the Salzburg Festival, conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Then as today, the performance was uncompromising, rousing, overwhelming. 

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by Helga Rabl-Stadler and Sven-Eric Bechtolf

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Nestlé & Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2016


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Young Singers Project 2016


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