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Successful Presentation by the “Friends” in Munich

2 DEC 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:29 h;
published in: General

This week, the “Friends of the Salzburg Festival” invited their Munich-based supporters to the Künstlerhaus am Lenbachplatz in order to present the 2012 Festival program. 300 Friends heard from Artistic Director Alexander Pereira, Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler and Director of Drama Sven-Eric Bechtolf what to expect from the 2012 season of the Salzburg Festival …

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Award for Siemens Festival>Nights

24 NOV 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:20 h;
published in: General

Since 1989, the Economic Committee IWK has presented the Austrian Arts Sponsorship Prize MAECENAS every year, in cooperation with ORF and with the support of the Chamber of Commerce. Siemens Austria has received the Recognition Prize in the category “Long-Term Sponsoring” for the Siemens Festival>Nights as part of the Salzburg Festival, a series of events that has become a beloved Festival tradition.

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The Salzburg Festival Mourns Sena Jurinac

23 NOV 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:06 h;
published in: Opera, General

“Sena Jurinac gave the Festival magic moments for which both audiences and critics celebrated her in equal measure” – with these words, Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler expressed her sadness at the passing of this wonderful singer. In Salzburg during the post-war period, she was among the artists who gave the Festival its outstanding international reputation.

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1 Million Dollars for the ZAUBERFLÖTE (MAGIC FLUTE) on Period Instruments

16 NOV 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:46 h;
published in: Opera, General

This is the wonderful result of the fundraising campaign of the American Friends of the Salzburg Festival in New York. This project was taken on by the Salzburg Festival Society represented by Gerhard Andlinger and Isabelle Harnoncourt two months after the nomination of Artistic Director Alexander Pereira in 2009.

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Grand Theatrical Magic – The Program of the 2012 Salzburg Festival

11 NOV 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:10 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

On November 11, Artistic Director Alexander Pereira and Director of Drama Sven-Eric Bechtolf unveiled the eagerly anticipated program of the next Salzburg Festival, together with President Helga Rabl-Stadler. The new artistic leadership team presents new productions of classics of opera and literature, numerous world premieres and several innovations.

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Reorientation of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and Extension of Nestlé’s Sponsorship

7 OCT 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  07:00 h;
published in: Concert, General

At a press conference in Zurich, essential new developments for the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” were announced: the award will be expanded by an Award Concert Weekend in April, and conductor Ingo Metzmacher becomes chairman of the jury.

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Alexander Pereira begins his tenure as Artistic Director of the Festival, Sven-Eric Bechtolf is the new Director of Drama

1 OCT 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  07:30 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, Whitsun, General

Since today, October 1, 2011, Alexander Pereira is the new Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival. At the same time, Sven-Eric Bechtolf becomes Director of Drama at the Salzburg Festival. President Helga Rabl-Stadler will continue to be responsible for the business agenda of the Festival. On November 11, the new Directorate will introduce the audience to the program of the 2012 Salzburg Festival.

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Cleopatra – In the Labyrinth of Eros and Power

29 SEP 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:00 h;
published in: Whitsun, General

Cecilia Bartoli, the new Artistic Director of the Whitsun Festival, has chosen Cleopatra, the legendary woman with a thousand faces, as the theme of her first program. The opulent musical journey (from May 25 to 28, 2012) includes a scenic opera production, a reading and many high-carat concerts with Anna Netrebko, Andreas Scholl, Vesselina Kasarova, Piotr Beczala and many other outstanding artists.

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The Final Chapter

30 AUG 2011

by Matthias Jakisic  08:24 h;
published in: Opera, General

The time has come. It’s the big finish, the grand finale, the end. I want to say thank you to Salzburg, the Festival, the cast and crew of Così, and all you brave readers out there for a great summer. As I sit here in my attic apartment, in a full-body sweat with fans blasting to no avail, I can’t help but wish we had more time together. 

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Jedermann prepares to die – for the 600th time

29 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:00 h;
published in: Drama, General

Without fail, he attracts audiences every year – since 1920. Jedermann is a unique and rare success story. And the story of the rich dandy who has to account for himself is still popular after more than 90 years. On August 29, the successful play is performed for the 600th time at the Salzburg Festival.


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