Blog entries for "General"

Cleopatra – In the Labyrinth of Eros and Power

29 SEP 2011

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

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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Eine erfolgreiche Saison geht zu Ende

28 AUG 2011

by Erich Schagerl  16:33 h;
published in: Concert, General

Nur noch zwei Opernabende stehen für unser Orchester auf dem Programm der diesjährigen, sehr erfolgreichen Festspiele in Salzburg. Berichten möchte ich noch kurz von unserer alljährlichen liebenswerten Tradition, in einer der letzten Salzburg-Proben die in den Ruhestand tretenden Kollegen im Kreise des Orchesters zu verabschieden …

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Gert Voss: Honor, Award, Film Premiere

27 AUG 2011

published in: Concert, General

On Friday, August 26, 2011, the film premiere of Scheitern, scheitern, besser scheitern! with Gert Voss and Harald Schmitt took place at DAS KINO Salzburg at 8:30 pm. After this, the character actor Gert Voss received the Kurier’s Romy Award and the Grand Decoration of Honor of the State of Salzburg.

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Final Press Conference of the 2011 Salzburg Festival

26 AUG 2011

published in: General

Today, August 26, saw the final press conference of the 2011 Salzburg Festival. Figures and facts on the highly successful summer season were presented to the press. The percentage of seats sold is projected at 95% and the number of visitors at 251,062 – thus, this summer’s Festival was once again particularly popular with the audience. 

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Decoration of Honor for Director of Drama Thomas Oberender

25 AUG 2011

published in: Drama, General

Landeshauptfrau Gabi Burgstaller presented the Grand Decoration of Honor of the State of Salzburg to Thomas Oberender on August 24. The Director of Drama of the Salzburg Festival, who will be leaving this position shortly, was honored for his professional, artistically valuable and extremely successful services to the Festival by the Landeshauptfrau.

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Symphony of a Missing Room wins Montblanc Young Directors Award

24 AUG 2011

published in: Drama, General

The jury has decided – the winners of this year’s Montblanc Young Directors Award are Christer Lundahl and Martina Seitl. This morning, they accepted the prize for the best director for their piece Symphony of a Missing Room, a poetic tour of Salzburg’s Museum der Moderne. 

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Endspurt bei den Festspielen

23 AUG 2011

by Erich Schagerl  09:26 h;
published in: Concert, General

Der Endspurt bei den Festspielen hat begonnen: Für die Wiener Philharmoniker ist vergangene Woche die letzte Opernpremiere (Don Giovanni) erfolgreich über die Bühne gegangen. So neigt sich ein Sommer, in dem wir Künstler unsere Erfahrungen in verschiedensten Stilrichtungen einbringen – so wie auch viele neue sammeln konnten –, dem Ende zu.

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Clemens Krauss Medal for Festival President

22 AUG 2011

published in: General

Since 1977, the Concert Association Vienna State Opera Chorus  has awarded the Clemens Krauss Medal to personalities who have distinguished themselves with special service to the Concert Association. This year, the honor goes to Festival President Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler. The ceremony took place on August 22 at the SalzburgKulisse at the Haus für Mozart.

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