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Salzburg Festival Documents – Numerous New Releases Now Available!

12 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:15 h;
published in: General

The number of Festival Documents is growing steadily. Once again, numerous productions performed at the Salzburg Festival were released this year on DVD or CD. Apart from operas such as Lulu (2010) and Die Frau ohne Schatten, there are also various drama productions newly available on DVD: Thomas Bernhard’s Der Ignorant und der Wahnsinnige and Die Macht der Gewohnheit as well as a Jedermann Remixed of the Salzburg Festivals from 1920 to 2010. Neither are concerts ignored, on the contrary: two new DVD recordings and many CDs of concerts from various years are now available for purchase. This will give you an overview of all the new releases in 2012!

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Special Website of the Salzburg Festival for Mobile Devices: Increased Mobility

6 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:30 h;
published in: General

Buying tickets on the road? Reading program information, watching videos anytime, quickly and with easy access? Starting today, all this is possible – the Salzburg Festival’s homepage is now easier to use on mobile devices.

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“Eternally repeating itself”

5 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:35 h;
published in: General

At the Karl-Böhm-Saal, the Spanish artist Javier Pérez has realized an installation associated with Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s opera Die Soldaten. 17 couples find each other in a monotonous dance, eternally repeating itself. They are arranged in rigorous symmetry, like a mandala, in larger and smaller overlapping circles – and within all this order, they also reveal a chaotic assembly of strings and shoes and couples and figures. At the center stands a gramophone – after all, what would a dance be without music?

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Film Portrait of a City: Beyond the Festival – Salzburg and the Arts

3 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:59 h;
published in: General

For eight weeks in summer, Salzburg is the artistic crossroads of the world. But what happens when the Festival ends in early September and the restaurants around the baroque piazzas close at 7 in the evening? When Mozart’s city seems comatose and the autumn fog fills the air with melancholy?

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Record Attendance at Siemens Festival>Nights

2 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  20:30 h;
published in: General

About 5,000 visitors enjoyed the live broadcast of the La bohème premiere yesterday evening on Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz.  

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World Premiere of the Fine Art Print Visual Score Mozart

2 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:50 h;
published in: General

On the occasion of the Salzburg Festival, Günther Uecker designed a work of art entitled Optische Partitur Mozart (Visual Score Mozart). The work will be shown from August 2 to September 2, 2012 at the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg. The gallery Geuer & Breckner is selling this special print by Günther Uecker.

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Sold-out Salzburg Festival Premieres? Not for visitors of the Siemens Festival>Nights!

27 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:01 h;
published in: General

“Sorry, no more tickets available”: For months, many performances of the Salzburg Festival have been sold out. The most popular were tickets for the premieres of Die Zauberflöte and the star-studded La Bohème on August 1, 2012. Anyone who is not among the happy ticket-holders, however, can follow the performances live and free of charge at the Siemens Festival>Nights: in perfect HDTV and audio quality on a large-scale screen, enjoying the incomparable ambiance of Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz and the view of the Hohensalzburg Castle at the same time.  

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Festive Opening Ceremony of the Salzburg Festival on July 27

27 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:30 h;
published in: General

Austria’s Federal President Heinz Fischer, Landeshauptfrau Gabi Burgstaller and Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler officially opened the 2012 Salzburg Festival today, July 27, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Felsenreitschule. Read the Festival’s keynote address by Peter von Matt here.

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Of Historic Tapestries and Musical Pilgrimages

24 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:00 h;
published in: Concert, General

For the first time, the 2012 Salzburg Festival will open with an Ouverture spirituelle. The idea was sparked by the city itself: with its beautiful churches, it inspired us to devote more attention to liturgical works again. Masterworks of sacred music await you!

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Javier Pérez – The Carousel of Time

20 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:30 h;
published in: General

With his installation The Carousel of Time, which Javier Pérez has created for the Karl-Böhm-Saal, the Spanish artist responds to an invitation by the Salzburg Festival to enter into an artistic dialogue with Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s opera Die Soldaten, which is being produced at the Felsenreitschule for the 2012 season.

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