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Triumph of the Salzburg Festival in US-Newspapers

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  20:54 h;
posted in: Opera,General

( 15 Dec 2017 ) Mark Swed/LOS ANGELES TIMES chooses the Salzburg Festival as Festival of the year: “The once-glorious Salzburg Festival is glorious again under the new leadership of the pianist Markus Hinterhäuser, and nothing proved that more than Peter Sellars’ new production of Mozart’s last opera, La Clemenza di Tito. It took a hard, long, historical look at the European immigration crisis and featured a phenomenal cast and conductor, the bizarrely, mind-bogglingly vivid Teodor Currentzis, setting new standards for what Mozart opera can look like, sound like and mean.“ Opera artist of the year is South African William Kentridge is “Opera artist of the year” – “he turned a Salzburg Festival stage into a vast video and installation-art World War I canvas in his new production of Berg’s Wozzeck“.

A further medial distinction is granted by Alex Ross/THE NEW YORKER: “Peter Sellars instigated two major new productions this year. Girls of the Golden West, Sellars’s latest collaboration with John Adams, felt like a work in progress, though a major opera should emerge from it. Mozart’s Clemenza, which was seen at the Salzburg Festival, was one of Sellars’s finest, most finished creations — a study in power, betrayal, and compassion, with singers of color dominating the cast.”

Thank you for your appreciation!

A Happy Symbiosis: The Vienna Philharmonic and the Salzburg Festival

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:12 h;
posted 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  11:50 h;
posted 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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Final Report on the Salzburg Festival 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:28 h;
posted in: General

( 28 Aug 2017 ) Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler, Artistic Director Markus Hinterhäuser, Lukas Crepaz as Executive Director, Bettina Hering, Director of Drama, and Florian Wiegand, Director of Concerts about the Salzburg Festival 2017.

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival YCA Award Winner 2017 • Kerem Hasan

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:58 h;
posted in: ,Concert,General

( 6 Aug 2017 ) During the Award Concert Weekend 2017, the 25-year-old Kerem Hasan from Great Britain convinced the international jury chaired by Dennis Russell Davies in a concert with the soloist Anne-Fleur Werner and the Camerata Salzburg at the Mozarteum Foundation.  

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Benefit of the Aida rehearsal

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  08:35 h;
posted in: Opera

( 4 Aug 2017 ) The Salzburg Festival is donating 50,000 Euro to facilitate musical education for Syrian refugee children in Jordan during the next two years.

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Impressive Opening of the 2017 Salzburg Festival

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:35 h;
posted in: General

( 31 Jul 2017 ) The 97th Salzburg Festival opened officially on 27 July 2017 with a festive ceremony at the Felsenreitschule. After Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler welcomed the guests, Landeshauptmann Wilfried Haslauer and Federal Minister Thomas Drozda spoke, the lawyer and writer Ferdinand von Schirach delivered the keynote address and Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria, gave the opening speech. 

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TerraceTalk “Aida”

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:45 h;
posted in: Opera

( 18 Jul 2017 ) Artist Shirin Neshat in an interview to the upcoming new production of the opera “Aida” at the Salzburg Festival 2017.

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Exhibition Opening “Behind the Scenes”

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  07:00 h;
posted in: General

( 14 Jul 2017 ) The exhibition in the entrance foyer of the Grosses Festspielhaus on 22 July is a cooperation with the Leica Gallery Salzburg and the Leica Camera AG. It allows the audience to get a glimpse “Behind the Scenes” of the Salzburg Festival 2017.

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Ride for Free with your Festival Ticket

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  07:45 h;
posted in: General

( 20 Jun 2017 ) Also in this Festival Summer the Association of Friends of the Salzburg Festival supports a comfortable and free transfer for the festival guests with public means of transport.

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Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2018

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:08 h;
posted in: Whitsun

( 6 Jun 2017 ) 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of Gioachino Rossini’s death. The 2018 Salzburg Whitsun Festival is dedicated to his memory.

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This was the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:00 h;
posted in: Whitsun

( 5 Jun 2017 ) This has been the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2017 with the motto “The joy of grief”.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter: 40-year Anniversary

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:37 h;
posted in: Whitsun

( 4 Jun 2017 ) 40 years ago, on 29 May, Anne-Sophie Mutter, back then 14 years old, performed at the Salzburg Festival for the first time. Now and then she amazes the audience.

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Young Voices at the Salzburg Festival

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:00 h;
posted in: Opera,Concert,General

( 24 May 2017 ) In addition to resounding names like Anna Netrebko, Thomas Hampson, Krassimira Stoyanova, Rolando Villazón, Elīna Garanča or Piotr Beczala the “young voices” are also increasingly moving into the limelight.

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Finalists of the YCA 2017 are choosen

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:28 h;
posted in: Concert,General

( 15 May 2017 ) Marie Jacquot (France), Kerem Hasan (Great Britain) and Nuno Filipe Coelho Silva (Portugal) are the three choosen young finalists competing for the 2017 prize during the Award Concert Weekend.

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Interview with tenor Norman Reinhardt

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  08:51 h;
posted in: Whitsun

( 12 May 2017 ) Rehearsals for the new production of Ariodante have begun – the tenor Norman Reinhardt speaks about his Whitsun engagement.

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"The Exterminating Angel" wins Opera Award 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:47 h;
posted in: Opera,General

( 8 May 2017 ) Thomas Adès wins the Opera Award in the category "World Premiere"! His opera The Exterminating Angel, commissioned by the Salzburg Festival and premiered in 2016, convinced the expert jury of the Opera Awards.

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A Peace Project for 100 Years

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  06:40 h;
posted in: General

( 25 Apr 2017 ) 100 years ago, on 25 April 1917, Max Reinhardt sent his “Memorandum regarding the Construction of a Festival Theatre in Hellbrunn” to Vienna.

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Number of Youth Subscriptions Doubled

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:23 h;
posted in: Opera,Drama,Concert,Whitsun,General

( 18 Apr 2017 ) Due to high demand, the Salzburg Festival will double the number of its youth subscriptions in 2017. Altogether, 6,000 tickets for operas, dramas and concerts will be reserved for young people up to the age of 26 (i.e. born after June 30, 1990) with discounts of up to 90%.

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Touching the Nerves of Modernism

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  07:00 h;
posted in: Opera

( 12 Apr 2017 Wozzeck, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Lear: the three 20th-century operas which stand out among the upcoming Festival programme are some the most striking works of musical theatre in recent history. Taken in sequence, they mark breaking points and reflect the intensification of the genre.

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Director Michael Sturminger to Take Over Jedermann

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:42 h;
posted in: Drama

( 6 Apr 2017 ) There will be a change of directors for Jedermann. The Festival has managed to engage director Michael Sturminger and his team of designers, Renate Martin and Andreas Donhauser, for the new 2017 Jedermann – an experienced and successful leading team. 

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Johanna Maier & Sons Cook at the Festspielhaus

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:25 h;
posted in: Whitsun

( 4 Apr 2017 ) The award-winning chef Johanna Maier and her sons will treat guests to an early-summer menu created especially with the Festival in mind. Johanna Maier’s cuisine is known for her mission to be in synch with the seasons and nature.

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Festival Directorate Returns to Three Members

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:00 h;
posted in: General

( 4 Apr 2017 )  Since 01 April 2017, the Salzburg Festival Directorate has three members again. Lukas Crepaz had his first official day as the new Executive Director of the Salzburg Festival yesterday and was introduced to the staff at the Festspielhaus.

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The Vienna Philharmonic at 175

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  07:15 h;
posted in: Opera,Concert,General

( 28 Mar 2017 ) In the history of the Vienna Philharmonic, which celebrates their 175th anniversary on 28 March 2017, Salzburg occupies a special place – since 1925 the city is the orchestra's summer home.

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Panoply of Power

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  07:38 h;
posted in: General

( 30 Jan 2017 ) Power comes in many guises. Sometimes it assumes the shape of the sublime, sometimes the face of destruction. Sometimes it comes as a repressive force, sometimes it brings emancipation. While in dramatic texts, it often leads to the apotheosis of the hero and heroine, it can just as easily let them fall into an abyss. In all cases, however, our attention is drawn to the fact that something has disturbed the ordinary course of events. 

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In Praise of Reconciliation

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:08 h;
posted in: Opera

( 20 Jan 2017 ) Director Peter Sellars returns to the Salzburg Festival to stage Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito. In a video statement, he explains his take on the great opera of reconciliation.

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Ouverture spirituelle • Transfiguration

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:05 h;
posted in: Concert

( 11 Jan 2017 ) Sacred music, religiously inspired works and sounds which escape from earthly bonds will spark off one another in this year’s Ouverture spirituelle: from the vocal polyphony of the Renaissance to baroque, classical and romantic repertoire, and beyond, to the music of the twentieth century. 

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