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The Intimate Relationship between Word and Note: The Art Song

30 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:25 h;
published in: Concert

What do Schubert and Rihm have in common, and what does Goethe have to do with it? What is the connection between Brahms and Schubert, and how does it sound when harp and soprano are heard together? These and many other questions will be answered by the song recitals at this year’s Salzburg Festival.

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Katie Mitchell talks to David Tushingham about “The Forbidden Zone”

29 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:04 h;
published in: Drama

Katie Mitchell is one of the most important theatre and opera directors in Great Britain, having been Resident Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court Theatre and London's National Theatre. Her Cologne production of Friederike Mayröcker's Reise durch die Nacht was invited to the Berlin Theatre Meeting in 2013 and nominated for the Nestroy Prize in the category "Best German-Language Performance". In Salzburg she is known chiefly for her highly successful production of Luigi Nono's Al gran sole carico d'amore (2009). This year she directs The Forbidden Zone at the Perner-Insel Hallein.

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M.A.C Workshop for the Salzburg Festival’s Makeup Artists

28 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:02 h;
published in: General

Makeup for mature skin is a topic of interest in theatre and opera as well as in general life. The cosmetics company M.A.C, one of the Festival’s product sponsors since 2008, followed an invitation from the costume and makeup department to give a workshop. Kathrin Jokubonis, M.A.C’s training manager, provided a four-hour session including valuable insider tips about primers, concealers, foundations and the right contour effects for mature skin. “Our products were originally designed for photo shootings. Because they resist spotlight glare well, they are also perfectly suited for theatre productions,” says Kathrin Jokubonis.

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Festive Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Salzburg Festival

25 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:38 h;
published in: General

The 94th Salzburg Festival began last weekend with the Ouverture spirituelle and will be opened with the traditional ceremony on July 27, 2014 at 11:00 am. The ceremony on Sunday will be attended by Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer, Landeshauptmann Dr. Wilfried Haslauer, Dr. Josef Ostermayer, the Federal Minister for Education, Art and Culture, and Festival President Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler. The keynote address will be delivered by the historian Prof. Dr. Christopher Clark. Read here what awaits you at the Opening Ceremony!

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The Mozart Matinees: A Fixture in the Salzburg Festival’s Concert Programme

24 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:33 h;
published in: Concert

Salzburg’s Mozarteum Orchestra and the Mozart Matinees at the Salzburg Festival are linked by tradition. This year, there are six different Matinees on the concert programme, each with two performances. Conductors include Manfred Honeck, who led the Mozarteum Orchestra this past weekend, Ádám Fischer, Ivor Bolton, Marc Minkowski and Vladimir Fedoseyev – guaranteeing a stylistically rich programme!

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Swarovski provides a New Dress for the Paramour in the 2014 Jedermann Production

23 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:34 h;
published in: Drama, General

Several thousand crystals decorate the Lover’s new dress in the 2014 Jedermann production. Seductive red, a skin-tight corsage and 32 metres of hemline are the defining elements of the creation. Scarlet-red flowers made of fabric sparkle with crystals reminiscent of dewdrops. In painstaking detail work, the crystals were stitched onto silk satin and silk muslin. 

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A Fresh Anton Bruckner Tradition

22 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:05 h;
published in: Concert

This year, the Salzburg Festival presents all the symphonies by Anton Bruckner which the composer himself endorsed. Five of them will be performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, which has dedicated itself to the oeuvre of the master from Linz from the very beginning. Another four concerts bring you fascinating Bruckner encounters with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.

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Johanna Wokalek and Marianne Crebassa: Two Strong Women Playing Charlotte Salomon

21 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:40 h;
published in: Opera

The actress Johanna Wokalek and the mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa embody the title role in the opera Charlotte Salomon, which has its world premiere at the Felsenreitschule on July 28, 2014.  Johanna Wokalek plays Charlotte Salomon, the real person who conveyed the story of her life to future generations through pictures, texts and musical references, and whom dramaturge Konrad Kuhn describes as a “girl with a Berlin loudmouth and an irony bordering on the sarcastic”. Marianne Crebassa takes on the role of Charlotte Kann, the fictional ego of Charlotte Salomon, the protagonist actively involved in the stage narrative. Let us introduce you to this central work of the Festival summer.

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Tasting for the Gala Dinner at Genusswelt Döllerer

17 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:39 h;
published in: Festival Ball

Some of the soloists of this year’s productions Don Giovanni and Fierrabras were recently given a welcome break from their rehearsal marathon. They were asked to lend their discerning palates to the tasting of the Festival Ball Gala Dinner at Genusswelt Döllerer in Golling. The meal will be served to about 500 guests at the Archiepiscopal Residence on Saturday, August 30, as part of the Salzburg Festival Ball.

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Travel to the Salzburg Festival free and comfortably while protecting the environment

16 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:45 h;
published in: General

The Association of Friends of the Salzburg Festival supports eco-friendly and free mobility for Festival guests travelling to and from the 250 events. “Once again, we wish to offer all the Salzburg Festival’s guests the attractive option of leaving their car at home and travelling to our performance venues for free,” Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler declares.

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