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Introducing Antonio Méndez, the Third Finalist of the Young Conductors Award

8 MAY 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:09 h;
published in: Concert, Whitsun, General

And finally, we introduce you to the remaining finalist, Antonio Méndez from Spain, who will conduct the Munich Radio Orchestra with soloist Sebastian Manz at the Felsenreitschule on May 12, 2013 at 11:00 am. He has also provided us with interesting answers to several questions.

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2013: The Winner for 2013 is Ben Gernon

12 MAY 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:55 h;
published in: Concert, Whitsun

Ben Gernon from Great Britain, aged 23, convinced the international jury chaired by Ingo Metzmacher during the Award Concert Weekend at the Felsenreitschule by performing works by Peter Maxwell Davies, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven with the Camerata Salzburg.

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Experience the Mariinsky Ballet in Le Sacre du printemps

18 MAY 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:00 h;
published in: Concert, Whitsun

Le Sacre du printemps is featured in no less than two productions at this year’s Whitsun Festival. On the one hand, it is the focus of the exhibit re-rite – You are the Orchestra; on the other, it is the highlight of the programme point SpringSACRIFICE, featuring the Mariinsky Ballet. Experience Igor Stravinsky’s impressive score and its archaic rhythms on two occasions at the Großes Festspielhaus under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

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Storms of Applause after Norma Premiere

18 MAY 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:00 h;
published in: Opera, Whitsun

Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma staged by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, conducted by Giovanni Antonini with Cecilia Bartoli in the title role: all this and more made the audience’s hearts beat quicker at yesterday’s Norma premiere! The guests thanked the artists and team with extensive applause between scenes and several minutes of curtain calls.

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Roses: Theme of the 2013 Salzburg Festival Ball

23 MAY 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:28 h;
published in: Festival Ball, General

With the first Festival Ball in 2012, the Festival hearkened back to Max Reinhardt’s traditions, reviving a hallmark, an artistic and social highlight of the Salzburg Festival season. After the great success last year, when Festival stars and international guests enjoyed the Ball, there will be a few innovations for the second edition on August 31, 2013. However, we can reveal this year’s theme to you: roses!

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Die Entführung aus dem Serail - from Salzburg’s Hangar-7 Salzburg

24 MAY 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  08:49 h;
published in: Opera, General

The Salzburg Festival and ServusTV present an extraordinary novelty in an unusual venue. The Festival’s Artistic Director, Alexander Pereira, has announced this production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio at Salzburg’s Hangar-7 as “an opera marching to a different drummer”. It takes place as part of a live broadcast on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm on ServusTV.

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Playful Wit with Serious Undertones in the Salzburg Festival’s Falstaff Production

24 MAY 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:00 h;
published in: Opera

The first rehearsals for Verdi’s Falstaff in Damiano Michieletto’s production took place already during the spring. The production has its premiere on July 29 at the Haus für Mozart. With his last work, the almost 80-year-old Verdi fulfilled his own urgent wish to compose one last comic opera. Under this comedy’s playful surface, serious topics like social exclusion, age and ageing are revealed. We offer you an insight into the director’s work – watch our rehearsal video and peek behind the scenes…

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Brian Mertes and Julian Crouch about the new production "Jedermann"

7 JUN 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:15 h;
published in: Drama

Ideally we would like to be able to meet each of you in person in order to tell you what Jedermann means to us and how we are approaching our production. However, as our rehearsals have now begun and these are demanding our full attention, we regret that this will simply not be possible. We therefore hope that this will offer you some insight into what we are doing.

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MONTBLANC & SALZBURG FESTIVAL YOUNG DIRECTORS PROJECT 2013

21 JUN 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:46 h;
published in: Drama

The YDP (Young Directors Project) has been an asset to the Salzburg Festival programme since 2002. This successful competition, which each year showcases four young directors and their ensembles, is generously supported by Montblanc International and has become an indispensable part of the summer festival.

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Festival Ball 2013 • The Debutantes' Auditions

9 JUL 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:46 h;
published in: Festival Ball

Auditions, tailored costumes, fittings and an intensive week of rehearsals... For the debutantes, the preparations for the festive opening of the Second Salzburg Festival Ball on Saturday, August 13, at the Felsenreitschule are not so very different from those of our performers in the opera or theatre productions. The only difference is that they are not professional dancers, but 120 young ladies and gentlemen, most of whom are incredibly nervous and excited before their great moment in the spotlight. Many of them – some of them have just graduated from secondary school – will be opening a ball for the first time.

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