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The Participants of the 2014 Young Singers Project Have Been Chosen

1 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:10 h;
published in: Concert

The participants of the Young Singers Project have been chosen. Director Toni Gradsack received more than 350 applications during the course of the past months. Faced with a wealth of choices, he selected 22 singers, inviting them to Salzburg for the summer. Expectations are running high!

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Thus I will call upon all gods

10 JUN 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:10 h;
published in: Whitsun

With her charisma and her excellence, Cecilia Bartoli sweeps audiences, fellow artists and staff off their feet. Due to her plethora of ideas, the Whitsun Festival has reached a new dimension, artistically and economically. Responsible for the festival’s business aspects as I am, of course I welcome sold-out houses. We will be able to celebrate a new record attendance at Whitsun 2014,” declares Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival. Find more information about the exciting programme of the Whitsun Festival 2015!

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Rossiniesque Fireworks Inspire Roaring Applause from Audience • Increase in Attendance

10 JUN 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:59 h;
published in: Whitsun

With cleverly chosen works and indomitable artistic energy, Artistic Director Cecilia Bartoli proved once again that Salzburg is an international beacon at Whitsuntide too, the musical place to be. Within five days, the enthusiastic audience experienced two staged opera productions for the first time: the new production La Cenerentola and Otello as well as six concerts, a gala dinner and the exhibition Rossinimania, as well as performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Salzburg Marionette Theatre. Without exception, the invited artists created the kind of musical fireworks that a festival requires and is defined by. 

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Third Salzburg Festival Ball • Cecilia Bartoli Sings at the Opening Concert

12 JUN 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:33 h;
published in: Festival Ball, Whitsun

The Salzburg Festival Ball will resemble a glittering fairy-tale for the third time on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The Motto is “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella). The opera of the same name by Gioachino Rossini, having just elicited wildly enthusiastic reactions from the Whitsun Festival audience, will also be performed during the last weekend of the Festival season. Celebrated as Cinderella Angelina on stage at the Haus für Mozart, an appearance by mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli crowns the festive concert opening the Festival Ball at the Felsenreitschule.

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“The Forbidden Zone” marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One

17 JUN 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:33 h;
published in: Drama

The Forbidden Zone is a powerful new work about women, science and war in the first half of the twentieth century. Conceived by the director Katie Mitchell, working together with an extensive team of her regular artistic collaborators, this is contemporary theatre in a cinematic form, with screen images being created live on stage in real time. The drama moves at thrilling speed between a range of locations in Europe and America and events in 1949 and 1915. 

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Available Tickets Throughout the Festival Summer – How to Keep an Overview!

30 JUN 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:34 h;
published in: General

You would like to know if you can still secure a place for the performance of your favourite opera? You would like up to date information about the plays or concerts you can still purchase tickets for? Click here to find out the easiest way to stay informed!

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Public Screening on Kapitelplatz • The Siemens Festival>Nights 2014

4 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:55 h;
published in: General

For more than 10 years, the Salzburg Festival, Siemens Austria, Unitel Classical and ORF Salzburg have been hosting the Siemens Festival>Nights on Kapitelplatz in Salzburg’s historical city centre. These have developed into an attractive part of the Salzburg Festival summer, widely known and recognised. Every year, more than 70,000 visitors from all over the world follow the opera and concert highlights screened via state-of-the-art audio and video technology for free – often, when premieres are broadcast live, at the same time as the premiere audience inside the theatre!

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The Festival Ball Patronesses Sample Stiegl’s Specialties

7 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:18 h;
published in: Festival Ball

Stiegl is good for surprises and treats for the taste buds – that was impressively proven when the largest private brewery in Austria offered a tasting of some of its beer specialties. Its director, Alessandra Kiener, and Elisabeth Gürtler, a member of the Honorary Committee, had invited the Festival Ball’s Patronesses to the Stiegl Brauwelt.

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The Music for Salzburg’s “Jedermann”

11 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:30 h;
published in: Drama

Sometimes small miracles really do occur on the sidelines of major theatre productions – miracles that are unforeseeable and which one certainly cannot count on, and yet ultimately they give the whole project its uniqueness and its charm, beyond all purposeful efforts. That is what happened during the new production of Jedermann.

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The Salzburg Festival Mourns Lorin Maazel’s Passing

14 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:42 h;
published in: General

The American conductor and composer Lorin Maazel, born in 1930 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, passed away yesterday (Sunday) at the age of 84. For five decades, he was closely connected to the Salzburg Festival.

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