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Die Liebe der Danae • TerraceTalk with Franz Welser-Möst

27 JUL2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:59 h;
posted in: Opera

“The atmosphere at the rehearsals is wonderful, despite the fact that this difficult – and therefore rarely performed – work does present special challenges for the outstanding cast of singers and the Vienna Philharmonic. The wonderful results of a previous cooperation on a Strauss opera – namely Der Rosenkavalier in 2014 and 2015 – between Franz Welser-Möst, the Vienna Philharmonic and Krassimira Stoyanova seems to me to portend nothing but good for 2016,” says Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler. 

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15 Years of Siemens Festival>Nights in Salzburg

26 JUL2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:52 h;
posted in: General

The Culture Festival for Everyone Celebrates its Birthday
From July 28 to August 31, 2016 Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz once again turns into the venue for Europe’s most successful public viewing event: every year the Siemens Festival>Nights attract about 70,000 culture enthusiasts to Salzburg’s historic city centre. This makes them an essential economic factor and a magnet for tourism in the region. In cooperation with the Salzburg Festival, ORF Salzburg and Unitel, Siemens screens Festival productions and concerts for five weeks, using state-of-the-art audio and video technology and a daylight-compatible LED wall. 

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Così fan tutte • The 175-Year Anniversary of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg • TerraceTalk

25 JUL2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:18 h;
posted in: Opera, Concert, General

The Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg celebrates its 175-year anniversary this year. The orchestra has been an important part of the Salzburg Festival since its founding in 1920, says Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler during the Terrace Talk on Monday. Ever since, the Mozarteum Orchestra has performed in 885 concerts, 329 opera and 324 plays at the Festival. “Thus, it is not exaggerated to say: the Mozarteum Orchestra is a part of us. Just as we are part of the Mozarteum Orchestra,” says Helga Rabl-Stadler. This Festival summer, the orchestra will appear not only during the Mozart Matinees, but the musicians will also perform under Ottavio Dantone’s baton at the Felsenreitschule in Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte.

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22 JUL2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:08 h;
posted in: General

The technical department of the Salzburg Festival is the focus of this year’s photo exhibition. Through the Leica project Bretter, die die Welt bedeuten (Boards that Signify the World) the photographers Robert Mertens and Heidi Simon allow glimpses behind the scenes and into the workshops of the Salzburg Festival – from their very own perspective. Lighting, acoustics, stage technology, painting and sculpting, sets, props, video technology, locksmithery, the wallpaper department and carpenter’s shops were scrutinised through the lens. The elaborate production processes behind each performance and the atmosphere behind the scenes are rendered visible. In their images, they combine their own artistic themes, such as “movement and changes”, dynamic black-and-white photography and creative serial concepts. The images were taken in June and July 2015. Simon and Mertens consciously decided not to stage any of their photographs, instead capturing daily working conditions using only available light.

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EDITORIAL 2016

Introduction 2016

by Helga Rabl-Stadler and Sven-Eric Bechtolf

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EDITORIAL 2016

Concert 2016

by Florian Wiegand

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The Salzburg Festival 2016: The Opera


Download Magazine Opera 2016

The Salzburg Festival 2016: The Drama


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The Salzburg Festival 2016: The Concert


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The Salzburg Festival 2016: Youth Programme


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Nestlé & Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2016


Link: Microsite Young Conductors Award 2016

Young Singers Project 2016


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Siemens Festival>Nights 2016


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Siemens Children’s>Festival 2016


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