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10 Fragen von Marlis Petersen an Uli Kirsch

12 AUG 2011

by Marlis Petersen  12:57 h;
published in: Opera, General

Marlis Petersen (Susanna) stellt Uli Kirsch (Cherubim) zehn Fragen zu seiner Rolle bei Le nozze di Figaro und zu seinen Tabus als Schauspieler. Für die Einblicke sollten Sie hier

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Netrebko and Beczala sing for Japan

10 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:45 h;
published in: Opera, General

The Salzburg Festival and its artists are not just dedicated to cultural values, but also social ones. Therefore, the dress rehearsal of Iolanta / Le Rossignol on Saturday, August 13, at 2:00 pm will be opened to the public at the Großes Festspielhaus, as a benefit event. Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala as well as the Mozarteum Orchestra under Ivor Bolton and all the other performers involved will contribute to the good cause. The net proceeds will go to Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall in Japan, which was almost completely destroyed in the earthquake this past March.

Tickets, priced from 30 to 120 Euros, can be purchased starting immediately online.

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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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