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Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2019 · Voci celesti

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  07:39 h;
posted in: Whitsun,General

( 22 May 2018 ) Cecilia Bartoli dedicates the program of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2019 with the title “Voci celesti – Heavenly voices” to the art of the great castratos. It is no coincidence, that Bartoli is realizing this idea, which she is thinking about for a while already, right now.

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Enshrouded in the Mist of Legends

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  05:53 h;
posted in: Whitsun,General

( 22 May 2018 ) ‘Se non è vero, è molto ben trovato’. (If it is not true, it is very well invented.) – This aphorism, formulated by the philosopher and priest Giordano Bruno, serves as a useful caveat when reading the legends written about castrati. Basking in the rays of international fame, they hold a dual position in music history as heroes and great mysteries.

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This has been the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2018

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  03:46 h;
posted in: Whitsun,General

( 22 May 2018 ) It was the seventh Whitsun Festival under the artistic direction of Cecilia Bartoli. Seven events between 18 and 21 May 2018 took place under the motto “1868 – Year of Ruptures”. Read the results of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2018 on the blog.

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Kent Nagano: Guaranteeing the Extraordinary

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  07:00 h;
posted in: Opera,Concert,Whitsun,General

( 6 May 2018 ) On 20 July 2018 he opens the Ouverture spirituelle with his Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal, performing Krzysztof Penderecki’s St. Luke Passion. In mid-August, Kent Nagano returns to the Felsenreitschule, where Hans Werner Henze’s opera The Bassarids, which had its world premiere in Salzburg in 1966, will be staged.  

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Beat Furrer honoured with the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:23 h;
posted in: Concert,General

( 23 Jan 2018 ) Beat Furrer was honoured today with the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize for “a life in service to music”. The Salzburg Festival congratulates him on winning this high distinction.

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Mariss Jansons celebrates his 75th birthday

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  06:30 h;
posted in: General

( 14 Jan 2018 ) The Salzburg Festival congratulates Mariss Jansons, one of the pre-eminent conductors of our time, on his 75th birthday, which he celebrates on Sunday, 14 January.

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Obituary: Gerhard Andlinger

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:24 h;
posted in: General

( 8 Jan 2018 ) At Christmas the Salzburg Festival received the sad news that Gerhard “Gerry” Andlinger – founder and long-time President of the Salzburg Festival Society and a generous patron of the Festival – died on 22nd December 2017 at the age of 86 in New York.  

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