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Concerts 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:00 h;
published in: Concert

( 7 Dec 2016 ) From the very beginning, concerts have been one of the three pillars of the Salzburg Festival’s programme, and the formal structure of the concert programmes has demonstrated great continuity over recent decades. 

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Panoply of Power

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:38 h;
published 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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Ouverture spirituelle • Transfiguration

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:05 h;
published 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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Musical Sensuousness

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:16 h;
published in: Whitsun

( 30 Dec 2016 ) An interview with Cecilia Bartoli about the Salzburg Whitsun Festival and the new opera production: Ariodante by Handel, her first trouser role in Salzburg.

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In Praise of Reconciliation

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:08 h;
published 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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The Vienna Philharmonic at 175

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:15 h;
published 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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Festival Directorate Returns to Three Members

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:00 h;
published 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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Johanna Maier & Sons Cook at the Festspielhaus

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:25 h;
published 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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Director Michael Sturminger to Take Over Jedermann

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:42 h;
published 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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Touching the Nerves of Modernism

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:00 h;
published 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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