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Daniel Barenboim receives 2011 Tolerance Award

20 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:43 h;
published in: Concert, General

On August 19, Daniel Barenboim conducted a concert of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Großes Festspielhaus. After the concert, the exceptional artist was ceremoniously presented with the annual Tolerance Award of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. The prize went to Daniel Barenboim for his artistic initiatives, in which true tolerance comes to life and is promoted.

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KISS. GOOD. BYE.

19 AUG 2011

by Uli Kirsch  11:03 h;
published in: Opera, General

Le nozze di Figaro ist abgespielt und der Engel Uli Kirsch wieder auf dem Weg nach Hause. Noch im Zug lässt er die Zeit in Salzburg Revue passieren und das Publikum an seinen schönsten Momenten teilhaben. Der Abschied war schwerer als erwartet, denn Salzburg hat in den letzten fünf Jahren sein Leben verändert. Wohin die Reise des Engels geht und ob sie ihn nach Salzburg zurückführen wird, bleibt abzuwarten. Wir wünschen uns: „Uli, komm bald wieder!“

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Better than ever: 5 x YDP in one day!

18 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:33 h;
published in: Drama, General

YDP stands for “Young Directors Project” – powered by Montblanc – one of the three successful young artist training projects at the Salzburg Festival, next to the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” and the “Young Singers Project” – a cultural engagement of Credit Suisse.  This summer, on the occasion of the ten-year anniversary of the project, five productions will be shown as part of the fascinating competition for young stage directors. On August 20, all five pieces are on the Festival playbill. Remaining tickets for individual performances are still available.

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Claus Guth receives “Großes Verdienstzeichen” of the State of Salzburg

17 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:36 h;
published in: Opera, General

This morning (August 17), Claus Guth was presented with the “Großes Verdienstzeichen” (Grand Medal of Honor) of the State of Salzburg by Landeshauptfrau Gabi Burgstaller. The theater and opera director has made a decisive contribution to the quality and success of the Salzburg Festival through his many productions here. In this manner, the State of Salzburg and the Festival expressed their gratitude to the visionary stage director. 

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Salzburg Festival Children’s Chorus – On Stage with the Stars

17 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:05 h;
published in: Concert, General

Singing in the Children’s Chorus means to experience the grand world of opera and concert on stage: to be part of a production together with singers, chorus and orchestra, and to get to know not only the music, but also work in the theater.

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Rain, rain, rain …

15 AUG 2011

by Malin Byström  13:02 h;
published in: Opera, General

Rain, rain, rain … And I have rented a big house with a pool for my family. But would the weather stop my seven-year-old son? Of course not. When I got back from rehearsal two days ago, he could swim!!!

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In memoriam Karl Böhm

14 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:25 h;
published in: General

30 years ago today, on August 13, 1981, Karl Böhm died at the age of 87 in Salzburg. Next to Herbert von Karajan, the Graz-born conductor had the most lasting influence on the Salzburg Festival. He made his Salzburg debut in 1938 with Don Giovanni. We commemorate Karl Böhm, whose Mozart and Strauss interpretations charmed audiences …

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Enormous Artistic and Social Success

13 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:43 h;
published in: Opera, General

Today’s benefit dress rehearsal of the concert performance of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol netted 158,065 Euros for the reconstruction of Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall in Japan. The City of Salzburg will increase the amount to a round 200,000 Euros.

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The car rules!!

13 AUG 2011

by Joel Prieto  14:06 h;
published in: Opera, General

The premiere of Don Giovanni is getting nearer and nearer and now the whole team has moved to the Haus für Mozart for the following rehearsals. The first time on the main stage, Joel Prieto once again has some troubles with the car. No trees this time, but nevertheless the car is ruling the stage again.

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10 Fragen von Uli Kirsch an Marlis Petersen

13 AUG 2011

by Uli Kirsch  09:15 h;
published in: Opera, General

Cherubim Uli Kirsch stellt Susanna Marlis Petersen zehn Fragen zu den Charakteren in Le nozze di Figaro und zu privaten Begegnungen mit einem Engel.

Liebe Marlies, was ist für dich der aufregendste Moment im Figaro?

Der Figaro ist für mich voll von aufregenden Momenten. Susanna geht ja quasi nahtlos durch das ganze Stück, und ein spannendes Ereignis jagt das nächste.

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