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Travel to the Salzburg Festival free and comfortably while protecting the environment

16 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:45 h;
published in: General

The Association of Friends of the Salzburg Festival supports eco-friendly and free mobility for Festival guests travelling to and from the 250 events. “Once again, we wish to offer all the Salzburg Festival’s guests the attractive option of leaving their car at home and travelling to our performance venues for free,” Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler declares.

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A Treasure Trove of Background and Backstage Information: The Salzburg Festival Almanac

15 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:08 h;
published in: General

For the third time, the traditional Salzburg Festival Almanac will be published by the Festival itself. Long coveted and known as a collector’s item, this year’s edition features a plethora of background information on the Festival summer and its productions.

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Festival Opening Party 2014 • Setting the Stage for Music, Theatre, Literature and Dance!

14 JUL 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:50 h;
published in: General

Join Us in Celebrating the Festival Opening Party for Two Days!
The Salzburg Festival opens on July 18 with Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, part of the Ouverture spirituelle, followed by the revival of Jedermann on July 19. At the same time, these two days see the Festival Opening Party take place at 33 performance venues: with over 70 events from diverse genres and many programmatic cross-references, there is something sure to please everyone!

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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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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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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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Presentation of the 2014 Salzburg Festival Editions

5 JUN 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:53 h;
published in: Whitsun, General

In anticipation of the 2014 Whitsun Festival, Festival President Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler hosted the traditional presentation and tasting of the Salzburg Festival Special Editions at the SalzburgKulisse, Haus für Mozart. The Salzburg Festival presented the Festival Wines, the Festival Pils and, for the very first time, the Salzburg Festival Cuvée Brut from the Schlumberger Wineries.

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International Opera Awards – Salzburg Festival’s NORMA wins in the category “Best New Production of 2013”

8 APR 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:59 h;
published in: Opera, General

Last year, the Salzburg Festival won in the category “Best Opera Festival”. Today this year’s award ceremony took place in London, and once again the Salzburg Festival was among the nominees: this time in the category “Best New Opera Production”. The international jury chaired by John Allison selected the Salzburg Whitsun Festival’s new production, Vincenzo Bellini’s NORMA with Cecilia Bartoli in the title role, as the “Best New Opera Production of 2013”. The International Opera Awards, also known as the “Opera Oscars”, were awarded in 21 categories altogether.

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STARTING NOW: BUY YOUR TICKETS DIRECTLY ONLINE!

31 MAR 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:53 h;
published in: General

Today, March 31, is the start-date for our general ticket sales. Starting immediately, you can buy your Festival tickets online, with the unique opportunity to check the sightlines of your selected seat.

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The Salzburg Festival and Schlumberger • Two Austrian cultural traditions joining forces

14 MAR 2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:53 h;
published in: General

When musical theatre depicts the enjoyment of life or love, sparkling wine often comes into play – at least from the mid-19th century onwards. It is not surprising that the love-hungry gourmet Falstaff was drawn to this libation early on. In Otto Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (1849) he sings: „When I was a young boy at my mother’s breast […] sparkling wine was my delight.” The cooperation of the two traditional Austrian brands reinforces the association of sparkling wine and champagne with the cultural enjoyment of opera, theatre and concerts.

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