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The 2015 Opera Programme

6 NOV 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:05 h;
published in: Opera, General

Masters and servants, the powerful and the powerless, oppression and protest – these binary oppositions provide the themes of the opera and drama programmes of the Festival in 2015. Reconciling people to that inequality – which is reflected not only in wealth and poverty, liberty and constraint, but which determines all social conditions, even the most personal of relationships – appears to have been a challenge as urgent as it is insoluble throughout the ages. 

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Individual Tickets for the 2015 Whitsun Festival already Available for Online Purchase

14 NOV 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:04 h;
published in: Whitsun

Tickets for the 2015 Whitsun Festival are already available for individual sale, not only as subscriptions, but for any performance with tickets still available. The programme includes such highlights as Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride with Cecilia Bartoli and Christopher Maltman, or the ballet performance A Midsummer Night’s Dream by John Neumeier, based on William Shakespeare, featuring the Hamburg Ballet and the Mozarteum Orchestra – and there are still tickets available for some performances. Secure your tickets now, and enjoy the Whitsun Festival, this year under the motto “Thus I will call upon all gods”!

Christmastime at the Festival Shop

11 DEC 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:36 h;
published in: General

This year the Salzburg Festival Shop will also open its doors on the advent weekends. Apart from musical delights, customers may expect a Yuletide atmosphere spiced by all kinds of delicious gingerbread lebkuchen manufactured by the traditional company Pirker in Styria. 

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Cecilia Bartoli’s contract as Artistic Director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival is extended to 2021

28 NOV 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:34 h;
published in: Whitsun

Tonight, Cecilia Bartoli presents her new album St. Petersburg at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, and already it promises to break sales records. Cecilia Bartoli, Helga Rabl-Stadler and Markus Hinterhäuser will take advantage of the occasion to make an announcement which is equally pleasing to the Festival, to Cecilia Bartoli and our audience: On May 21, 2013 Cecilia Bartoli extended her contract until 2016, throughout the duration of the directorate of Helga Rabl-Stadler and Sven-Eric Bechtolf. Today, the Festival leadership and Cecilia Bartoli announce their further cooperation starting with the artistic directorship of Markus Hinterhäuser in 2017.

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Bauprobe for the New Production “Le nozze di Figaro”

4 DEC 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:51 h;
published in: Opera

Today the Bauprobe (mock-up set rehearsal) for W. A. Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro took place at the Haus für Mozart. Following the working model by set designer Alex Eales, the Salzburg Festival workshops built the Bauprobe sets on a scale of 1:1.

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Public Screening of Salzburg’s Rosenkavalier in Japan

7 DEC 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  21:58 h;
published in: Opera, General

Japan and Austria, Kawasaki and Salzburg – two art-loving countries, two twin cities. Cultural exchange through Public Screenings: on Sunday, December 7, Kawasaki, a metropolis of millions close to Tokyo, showed the 2014 Salzburg Festival’s production of Der Rosenkavalier on a large-format public screen – befitting during the anniversary year of its composer.

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Salzburg Festival presents 2015 Festival Programme in Shanghai

12 DEC 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:48 h;
published in: General

In Shanghai, Helga Rabl-Stadler gave insights into the Festival programme to more than one hundred invited guests of the main sponsor ROLEX on Tuesday of this week. The guests passed through an atmosphere-rich replica of the Hofstallgasse in Salzburg constructed by ROLEX into the ballroom of the Hotel Peninsula in Shanghai. The opera star Ildar Abdrazakov flew in from St. Petersburg and was accompanied by Alessandro Misciasci in arias by Mozart, Rakhmaninov and Verdi. In the summer of 2015 he will appear in Salzburg in Giuseppe Verdi’s Ernani under the baton of Riccardo Muti. The Festival’s partnership with ROLEX began in 2012. Its contract as global sponsor of the Salzburg Festival and exclusive sponsor of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival runs until 2021. 

Extension of partnership with AUDI in Beijing

12 DEC 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:08 h;
published in: General

Today, Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler presented the 2015 programme of the Salzburg Festival in Beijing. Journalistic interest in China was greater than ever: more than 70 journalists had come to Audi City Beijing in order to receive first-hand information about Salzburg. 

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Contemplative Sounds at the “Ouverture spirituelle”

17 DEC 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:59 h;
published in: Concert

During the hectic days preceding Christmas, the contemplative and devout sounds of Christmas music offer us a space for inner peace and harmony. Sacred and atmospheric sounds also await our visitors at the Ouverture spirituelle, part of the 2015 Salzburg Festival. 

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PETER KONWITSCHNY to direct Die Eroberung von Mexico, replacing LUC BONDY

19 DEC 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:23 h;
published in: Opera

The Salzburg Festival regrets to announce that Luc Bondy finds himself unable to direct the production of Wolfgang Rihm’s Die Eroberung von Mexico for reasons of scheduling as well as personal ones. At the same time, we are happy to announce that we have been able to convince Peter Konwitschny to take on this production as director.

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