Blog entries for "Opera"

The Salzburg Festival Mourns Sena Jurinac

23 NOV 2011

published in: Opera, General

“Sena Jurinac gave the Festival magic moments for which both audiences and critics celebrated her in equal measure” – with these words, Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler expressed her sadness at the passing of this wonderful singer. In Salzburg during the post-war period, she was among the artists who gave the Festival its outstanding international reputation.

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1 Million Dollars for the ZAUBERFLÖTE (MAGIC FLUTE) on Period Instruments

16 NOV 2011

published in: Opera, General

This is the wonderful result of the fundraising campaign of the American Friends of the Salzburg Festival in New York. This project was taken on by the Salzburg Festival Society represented by Gerhard Andlinger and Isabelle Harnoncourt two months after the nomination of Artistic Director Alexander Pereira in 2009.

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Grand Theatrical Magic – The Program of the 2012 Salzburg Festival

11 NOV 2011

published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

On November 11, Artistic Director Alexander Pereira and Director of Drama Sven-Eric Bechtolf unveiled the eagerly anticipated program of the next Salzburg Festival, together with President Helga Rabl-Stadler. The new artistic leadership team presents new productions of classics of opera and literature, numerous world premieres and several innovations.

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Alexander Pereira begins his tenure as Artistic Director of the Festival, Sven-Eric Bechtolf is the new Director of Drama

1 OCT 2011

published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, Whitsun, General

Since today, October 1, 2011, Alexander Pereira is the new Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival. At the same time, Sven-Eric Bechtolf becomes Director of Drama at the Salzburg Festival. President Helga Rabl-Stadler will continue to be responsible for the business agenda of the Festival. On November 11, the new Directorate will introduce the audience to the program of the 2012 Salzburg Festival.

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The Final Chapter

30 AUG 2011

by Matthias Jakisic  08:24 h;
published in: Opera, General

The time has come. It’s the big finish, the grand finale, the end. I want to say thank you to Salzburg, the Festival, the cast and crew of Così, and all you brave readers out there for a great summer. As I sit here in my attic apartment, in a full-body sweat with fans blasting to no avail, I can’t help but wish we had more time together. 

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Attack of the pineapple juice: a cautionary tale

20 AUG 2011

by Matthias Jakisic  19:00 h;
published in: Opera, General

While I am prone to stay indoors and enjoy the rainy weather, much has happened: Most recently, I had a crisis with my computer. In a bout of clumsiness, I spilt pineapple juice over my laptop. As a laptop is an important piece of equipment for any international traveler, I quickly decided this was a mistake and followed the “Dang, I’ve Just Murdered My Laptop With Liquid” panic list.

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19 AUG 2011

by Wolfgang Resch  11:03 h;
published in: Opera, General

Le nozze di Figaro ist abgespielt und der Engel Uli Kirsch wieder auf dem Weg nach Hause. Noch im Zug lässt er die Zeit in Salzburg Revue passieren und das Publikum an seinen schönsten Momenten teilhaben. Der Abschied war schwerer als erwartet, denn Salzburg hat in den letzten fünf Jahren sein Leben verändert. Wohin die Reise des Engels geht und ob sie ihn nach Salzburg zurückführen wird, bleibt abzuwarten. Wir wünschen uns: „Uli, komm bald wieder!“

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Claus Guth receives “Großes Verdienstzeichen” of the State of Salzburg

17 AUG 2011

published in: Opera, General

This morning (August 17), Claus Guth was presented with the “Großes Verdienstzeichen” (Grand Medal of Honor) of the State of Salzburg by Landeshauptfrau Gabi Burgstaller. The theater and opera director has made a decisive contribution to the quality and success of the Salzburg Festival through his many productions here. In this manner, the State of Salzburg and the Festival expressed their gratitude to the visionary stage director. 

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Rain, rain, rain …

15 AUG 2011

by Malin Byström  13:02 h;
published in: Opera, General

Rain, rain, rain … And I have rented a big house with a pool for my family. But would the weather stop my seven-year-old son? Of course not. When I got back from rehearsal two days ago, he could swim!!!

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Enormous Artistic and Social Success

13 AUG 2011

published in: Opera, General

Today’s benefit dress rehearsal of the concert performance of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol netted 158,065 Euros for the reconstruction of Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall in Japan. The City of Salzburg will increase the amount to a round 200,000 Euros.

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