Salzburg Festival 2023
Today, the 103rd Salzburg Festival draws to a close. After 178 performances spread over 43 days at 15 venues, the Directorate of the Salzburg Festival, Kristina Hammer, Markus Hinterhäuser and Lukas Crepaz, is delighted to report that the 2023 season was an extraordinarily successful one.
The record quota of 98.5% of seats filled constitutes an outstanding, successful result. More than 241,000 visitors from 79 nations, 40 non-European nations among them, attended this year’s programme. In addition, 40,000 guests watched 49 screenings of the Siemens Festival>Nights on Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz. More than 11,000 free tickets were distributed for the two-day Festival Opening Party alone.
The opera programme included 34 performances of five staged and three concert productions, in addition to 86 concerts. 14 of these formed part of the series Ouverture spirituelle, inscribed with the motto “Lux aeterna” this year.
Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2023
Rewarded with a wildly enthusiastic reception from the audience and 98% of seats filled, the 2023 Salzburg Whitsun Festival has drawn to a close. The myth of Orpheus and his journey into the underworld was the thematic focus chosen by ‘Kammersängerin’ and Artistic Director Cecilia Bartoli; with a homage to Daniel Barenboim, she also paid reverence to one of her closest artistic friends and great mentors, on the occasion of his recent significant birthday.
“Last year, amidst many imponderables but inspired by Descartes, we daringly decided to call the programme of this year’s Salzburg Whitsun Festival ‘Les passions de l’âme’ – at the time, we had not even the slightest idea how powerfully the various versions of the Orpheus myth, with their fusions of dance, instrumental music, vocalism and filigree puppetry, would influence our joint music-making with beloved friends and companions – truly moving, enthralling and inspiring us. We are deeply honoured and grateful that a very broad audience follows us on our path, with undiminished interest, in sold-out performances. To me, this is further proof that music, and the arts in general, offer rich nourishment for our souls, in difficult as well as joyful times. We feel these vibrations on stage as you feel them in the auditorium, when we experience a performance together, and, most importantly, live,” says Artistic Director Cecilia Bartoli about this year’s Salzburg Whitsun Festival.
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