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Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s “Farewell”

31 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:19 h;
published in: General

Esteemed Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press!                             

My time at the Salzburg Festival is ending, as you know, and I would like to give thanks. 

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Final Report on the 2016 Salzburg Festival: Opera

31 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:18 h;
published in: Opera, General

Altogether, 46 opera performances were on the programme: three new productions, two revivals, one restaging, one revival from the Salzburg Whitsun Festival and three concert performances formed the 2016 opera offerings. Compared to last summer, 12,000 opera tickets more were on sale – a record topped only during the Mozart Year 2006.

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Final Report on the 2016 Salzburg Festival: Drama

31 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:17 h;
published in: Drama, General

The completely sold-out drama programme was also extremely successful, featuring three new productions, the revival of Jedermann, the staged melodrama Requiem für Ernst Jandl and two readings of selected works by Thomas Bernhard.

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Final Report on the 2016 Salzburg Festival: Concerts

31 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:15 h;
published in: Concert, General

81 concerts were presented at the 2016 Salzburg Festival. As in recent years, the Ouverture spirituelle opened the Festival, exploring Eastern Christianity in 2016. Five sold-out concerts offered a portrayal of this highly diverse vocal music.

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The Salzburg Festival: An Economic Motor with Effects Far Beyond Salzburg

20 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:05 h;
published in: General

The economy and the Salzburg Festival? This is often reduced to mere “indirect profitability” benefiting the state. However, as the world’s leading festival of music and theatre, the Salzburg Festival creates far more than mere fiscal effects – as the centre of an organically grown economic ecosystem, it fulfils many functions and affects Salzburg profoundly as a location for business and companies. 

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Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler honoured

13 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:17 h;
published in: General

Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler received a medal of the Republic of Italy today. She received the “Grande Ufficiale dell’ordine della Stella d’Italia” in the presence of Maestro Riccardo Muti after his concert with the Vienna Philharmonic. The medal was presented by the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy in Vienna, H. E. Giorgio Marrapodi.

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2016: The 2016 Winner is Aziz Shokhakimov

7 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  20:20 h;
published in: Concert, General

During the Award Concert Weekend 2016, the 27-year-old Aziz Shokhakimov from Uzbekistan convinced the international jury chaired by Dennis Russell Davies in a concert with soloist Mingjie Lei and the Camerata Salzburg at the Mozarteum Foundation. 

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A Piece of the Salzburg Festival for your Home

6 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:00 h;
published in: General

If you want to take a piece of the Salzburg Festival home with you, you are in good hands with Andreas Vogl and his team. At the Festival Shop you will find CDs recorded by the artists you have admired on stage at the Festival – or whom you may have missed, and still want to hear!

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The Salzburg Festival on Radio and Television

5 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:51 h;
published in: General

Once again, many concerts and operas will be broadcast by radio and television, so you can hear them after the event or even live. Thanks to the cooperations between the Salzburg Festival and its various media partners, you can enjoy first-rate productions without ever buying a ticket. Many of the broadcasts are even live! Thus, you find yourself in the thick of the action – in the comfort of your own home. Mark the dates in your calendar now, so that you won’t miss any of the highlights of this Festival summer.

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1,000 Pieces of Cake to Celebrate the Birthday • 15 Years of the Siemens Festival>Nights in Salzburg

2 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:01 h;
published in: General

On Saturday, July 30, the Siemens Festival>Nights celebrated their 15-year anniversary on Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz. On stage, the hosts, Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival, Wolfgang Hesoun, Director-General of Siemens Austria, and Roland Brunhofer, Director of ORF Salzburg, discussed the cultural, economic and social relevance of the Siemens Festival>Nights.

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