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Ein ganz besonderer Don Giovanni!

9 AUG 2011

by Erich Schagerl  10:26 h;
published in: Opera, General

Erich Schagerl berichtet in seinem heutigen Blog von den Proben zu Don Giovanni. Wenn die Musiker, Sänger und der Dirigent sich aufeinander einlassen können, dann wird die Probe lebendig und dynamisch. Mit dem jungen Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin zu arbeiten ist ein ganz besonderes Vergnügen – und auf das Ergebnis, die Premiere des Don Giovanni, darf man mehr als gespannt sein.

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200th Performance of Così fan tutte

7 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:38 h;
published in: Opera, General

On August 7, 2011, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte will be performed for the 200th time at the Salzburg Festival. This year, Marc Minkowski conducts his Musiciens du Louvre. Director Claus Guth has reworked his 2009 production complete, presenting the work even more compactly, as an intelligent chamber drama full of symbols and allusions. The first performance of Così fan tutte at the Salzburg Festival took place in 1922 …

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Triangel, Zweistein … ein Traum

5 AUG 2011

by Wolfgang Resch  10:11 h;
published in: Opera, General

Nach der eigenen Premiere hat man es in Salzburg gut. Die Proben sind vorbei, die Aufregung legt sich, und man beginnt das schöne Leben zu genießen. Die Premierenfeier des Figaro auf dem Mönchsberg hat mich einige Energie gekostet, und so konnte ich mich erst nach ein paar Tagen wieder in den feierlichen Festspielzirkus stürzen.

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Inventing the Existing World

4 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  19:04 h;
published in: Opera, General

Anna Viebrock, set and costume designer for The Makropulos Case, presented her new book Das Vorgefundene erfinden (Inventing the Existing World) today in Salzburg. Anna Viebrock’s works are considered unique documents of postmodern theatrical development during the past 20 years. 

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Die allgegenwärtigen Sofiensäle

4 AUG 2011

by Erich Schagerl  11:11 h;
published in: Opera, General

Erich Schagerl, Primgeiger bei den Wiener Philharmonikern, berichtet während der Festspielzeit direkt aus dem Orchestergraben. In seinem zweiten Blog gibt er einen Einblick in die Arbeit an der Oper Die Sache Makropulos und erzählt über viele Begegnungen mit dem Ausnahmekomponisten Janáček in der Vergangenheit.

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What’s in a name?

3 AUG 2011

by Matthias Jakisic  12:06 h;
published in: Opera, General

In his new blog, Alek Shrader, Ferrando of Così fan tutte, is thinking about the meaning of the names of the protagonists in Così. So he is searching for some enlightening hints in the Greek, Latin and German language. From the names and their possible origins, Alek Shrader tries to establish a connection to the characters in the opera played. An interesting examination!

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How Joel Prieto became Don Ottavio: Part II

2 AUG 2011

by Luca Pisaroni  15:10 h;
published in: Opera, General

In the first part, Joel Prieto chatted about the beginning in Salzburg, the turning points during the rehearsals and the final surprise of singing the premiere of Don Giovanni. Now he is on the stage but the problem starts when he tries to get off again. This is the story of an accident and the beginning of a wonderful career in Salzburg. 

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To Smoke Musically In A Car

2 AUG 2011

by Malin Byström  09:04 h;
published in: Opera, General

Salzburg holds a very special place in my heart for a very special reason. It was here, in the summer academy at the Mozarteum in the late nineties, that I met my voice teacher. He would have, and still today has, a massive importance for my development as a singer.

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Death, Delayed

31 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:35 h;
published in: General, Opera

What would happen if death simply failed to happen? That is exactly what happens in the opera The Makropulos Case. Emilia Marty has been living for more than 300 years – and only now, after such a long time, she feels that life is slowly slipping through her fingers. Leoš Janáček’s opera deals with questions of life and eternal agelessness – literally. Our trailer offers first glimpses of Christoph Marthaler’s production, featuring the protagonists and focusing on the story that the music and the production itself tell.

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How Joel Prieto became Don Ottavio: Part I

31 JUL 2011

by Luca Pisaroni  12:13 h;
published in: Opera, General

Welcome to the first blog of the Salzburg Festival from Joel Prieto! He is singing the Don Ottavio Part in Don Giovanni this summer. For him it is a great honor to be able to share his experiences at the Festival during the rehearsals and performances with all the people out there. Here now is the first part of the story, how his dream came true to become Don Ottavio at the Salzburg Festival.

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