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Blog entries for "Opera"

Benefit of the Aida rehearsal

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:35 h;
published in: Opera

( 4 Aug 2017 ) The Salzburg Festival is donating 50,000 Euro to facilitate musical education for Syrian refugee children in Jordan during the next two years.

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TerraceTalk “Aida”

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:45 h;
published in: Opera

( 18 Jul 2017 ) Artist Shirin Neshat in an interview to the upcoming new production of the opera “Aida” at the Salzburg Festival 2017.

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Young Voices at the Salzburg Festival

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:00 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

( 24 May 2017 ) In addition to resounding names like Anna Netrebko, Thomas Hampson, Krassimira Stoyanova, Rolando Villazón, Elīna Garanča or Piotr Beczala the “young voices” are also increasingly moving into the limelight.

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"The Exterminating Angel" wins Opera Award 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:47 h;
published in: Opera, General

( 8 May 2017 ) Thomas Adès wins the Opera Award in the category "World Premiere"! His opera The Exterminating Angel, commissioned by the Salzburg Festival and premiered in 2016, convinced the expert jury of the Opera Awards.

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Number of Youth Subscriptions Doubled

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:23 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, Whitsun, General

( 18 Apr 2017 ) Due to high demand, the Salzburg Festival will double the number of its youth subscriptions in 2017. Altogether, 6,000 tickets for operas, dramas and concerts will be reserved for young people up to the age of 26 (i.e. born after June 30, 1990) with discounts of up to 90%.

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Touching the Nerves of Modernism

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:00 h;
published in: Opera

( 12 Apr 2017 Wozzeck, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Lear: the three 20th-century operas which stand out among the upcoming Festival programme are some the most striking works of musical theatre in recent history. Taken in sequence, they mark breaking points and reflect the intensification of the genre.

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The Vienna Philharmonic at 175

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:15 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

( 28 Mar 2017 ) In the history of the Vienna Philharmonic, which celebrates their 175th anniversary on 28 March 2017, Salzburg occupies a special place – since 1925 the city is the orchestra's summer home.

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In Praise of Reconciliation

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:08 h;
published in: Opera

( 20 Jan 2017 ) Director Peter Sellars returns to the Salzburg Festival to stage Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito. In a video statement, he explains his take on the great opera of reconciliation.

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Opera 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:01 h;
published in: Opera

( 1 Dec 2016 ) The beginning of Markus Hinterhäuser’s new tenure as Artistic Director is marked in the 2017 opera programme by five new productions, three semi-staged performances and two operas performed in concert. Of course Ariodante, performed at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, will also be shown during the summer.

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Final Report on the 2016 Salzburg Festival: Opera

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

( 31 Aug 2016 )  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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