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“Moving forward together”: Audi continues its involvement with the Salzburg Festival

1 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:18 h;
published in: General

Audi today signed a new four-year agreement as main sponsor of the Salzburg Festival. The carmaker has been a partner to the festival since 1994. Both parties want to work even more closely together in future and intend to launch joint projects with an international reach. To mark the partnership’s 20th anniversary, Audi has funded a new wireless microphone system for the festival, allowing audiences at “Jedermann” to enjoy a listening experience without interference. 

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2014

2 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:58 h;
published in: Concert, General

The competition “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” was initiated in 2010 by Nestlé and the Salzburg Festival. The competition’s goal is to give highly talented young conductors a decisive career impulse. The award winners are chosen by an expert jury. Apart from the classical and romantic repertoire, the interpretation of contemporary works is a decisive criterion in its deliberations. The prize carries a cash value of 15,000 Euros and will be presented to a young conductor aged between 22 and 35 for the sixth time in 2015. Plácido Domingo takes on the honorary presidency of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and will shepherd the initiative into its next phase.

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Festival President Honoured with "Ring of the City of Salzburg"

4 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:24 h;
published in: General

Today at 1:00 pm, Festival President Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler was presented with the "Ring of the City of Salzburg" by Mayor Dr. Heinz Schaden, for her outstanding service to the City of Salzburg. The ceremony took place at the SalzburgKulisse. Our heartfelt congratulations on this honour!

When science and art intersect and provoke: Roche Continents challenge 100 students at the Salzburg Festival

5 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:26 h;
published in: General

For the eighth time, Roche invites 100 students from all over the world to the Salzburg Festival for a series of creativity workshops during the “Roche Continents” week. The students, who come from 33 countries and who study sciences and/or arts in their home universities, will participate in workshops that will challenge the boundaries of their thinking around science, art and innovation. During that week, they will have the opportunity to engage with renowned scientists and artists, listen to thought-provoking contemporary music concerts and talk to the musicians and conductors of the Salzburg Festival, as for example at the artists talk with Marc-André Dalbavie, Marianne Crebassa and Johanna Wokalek after the opera Charlotte Salomon at August 2.

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Alternative ways to get the Salzburg Festival experience!

7 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:51 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

Once again, numerous Salzburg Festival productions are being recorded in cooperation with the exclusive media partners UNITEL CLASSICA, ORF, and ServusTV to broadcast via TV or radio on various stations. This presents a wonderful opportunity to experience the Salzburg Festival without purchasing tickets to the shows and sometimes these performances are aired live! Here’s a glimpse of the great variety of media productions scheduled for broadcast this year – mark the dates of your favourite productions in your calendar now!

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Director Alvis Hermanis on "Il trovatore"

9 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:55 h;
published in: Opera, General

Tonight, the new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il trovatore has its premiere at the Großes Festspielhaus. In Alvis Hermanis’ production, Anna Netrebko sings Leonora, Marie-Nicole Lemieux sings Azucena, and Francesco Meli as Manrico and Plácido Domingo as Conte di Luna take the other main roles under the baton of Daniele Gatti. A heartfelt “Break a leg!” to all involved!

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Opportunities for Young Fans and Performers

11 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:43 h;
published in: Opera, General

This year, the Salzburg Festival is offering many exciting options to young people that are interested in the fields of art and culture: special opera productions for children, Opera Camps, the Siemens Children's Festival and many more options for the youngest audience!

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A Seducer of Sad Countenance

14 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:41 h;
published in: Drama, General

Had Mozart, Da Ponte and Cervantes written a play together, the result would have been Ödön von Horváth’s Don Juan kommt aus dem Krieg (Don Juan Returns from the War). The 2014 Salzburg Festival offers a new production of this piece of genius, offering a new perspective on the grand seigneur of seducers, played by Max Simonischek!

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Golem – Man and Machine?

16 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:10 h;
published in: Drama, General

When the theatrical aesthetics of film, fantasy literature and baroque theatre converge, those are perfect conditions for a fascinating evening. This is the case when the ensemble 1927’s production Golem has its premiere at Salzburg’s Landestheater on August 22. The world comes unhinged! 

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Artur Ruciński sings the role of Conte di Luna, replacing Plácido Domingo for the remaining performances of “Il trovatore”

17 AUG 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:07 h;
published in: Opera, General

Due to an acute infection of the bladder and respiratory tract and very high fever, Plácido Domingo has been forced to withdraw from the performances of Il trovatore on August 18, 21 and 24, 2014. Artur Ruciński will perform the role of Conte di Luna in his place.

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