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The Italian Soprano Fiorenza Cedolins will Perform Today instead of Barbara Frittoli

27 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:18 h;
published in: Concert

At today’s open-air benefit concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Italian soprano Fiorenza Cedolins will sing instead of Barbara Frittoli. Under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Fiorenza Cedolins and Plácido Domingo will perform arias and duets by Ludwig van Beethoven, Umberto Giordano, Giuseppe Verdi, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Lehár, Giacomo Puccini, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Pablo Sorozábal and Antonín Dvořák.

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Of Historic Tapestries and Musical Pilgrimages

24 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:00 h;
published in: Concert, General

For the first time, the 2012 Salzburg Festival will open with an Ouverture spirituelle. The idea was sparked by the city itself: with its beautiful churches, it inspired us to devote more attention to liturgical works again. Masterworks of sacred music await you!

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Swiss Composer Heinz Holliger Is the Focus of Salzburg contemporary

4 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:16 h;
published in: Concert

Heinz Holliger is the focus of the new concert series Salzburg contemporary. As a conductor and/or oboist, Holliger performs in no less than six concerts forming part of this series of events at the 2012 Salzburg Festival. Moreover, he conducts a Mozart Matinee and a concert of the Vienna Philharmonic. Michael Kunkel spoke to him about interdependencies in music and life, the violence inherent in quietude and the privilege of a jester’s license. 

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7th Special Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic with Young Brass and Wind Players from Salzburg and Carinthia

2 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:04 h;
published in: Concert

On Sunday, August 19, 2012 the seventh edition of the special concert of the Vienna Philharmonic with talented young brass and wind players takes place. Here, young talents from Salzburg and Carinthia will present themselves under the baton of Prof. Karl Jeitler in a concert program featuring works by Pietro Mascagni, Josef Strauß, Johann Strauß, Josef Bayer and others. Today, the sought-after free tickets became available!

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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Wins Young Conductors Award 2012

30 APR 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  07:53 h;
published in: Concert

The winner of the 2012 “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award”, held this year for the third time, is Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.  26-year-old Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla from Lithuania convinced the international jury chaired by Ingo Metzmacher at the Award Concert Weekend, when she performed at the Felsenreitschule with the Camerata Salzburg. “It was a very close call. In the end, greater determination and clarity was the crucial factor,” said Metzmacher.

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Jamie Phillips, Third Finalist of the Young Conductors Award, in Conversation

19 APR 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:00 h;
published in: Concert

Last but not least, we would like to draw your attention and curiosity to the remaining finalist, Jamie Phillips. You can see him work with the Mozarteum Orchestra and soloist Ingolf Wunder on April 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm, also at the Felsenreitschule.

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Questions for the Next Finalist of the Young Conductors Award – Christian Baldini

18 APR 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:45 h;
published in: Concert

The second finalist of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award is the Argentine Christian Baldini. He will perform at the Felsenreitschule on April 29, 2012 at 11:00 am together with the Munich Radio Orchestra and pianist Alexej Gorlatch. He also took the time to answer some questions about his background and his work.

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A Conversation with the Female Finalist of the Young Conductors Award - Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

17 APR 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:50 h;
published in: Concert

On April 28 and 29, the Award Concert Weekend takes place for the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award at the Felsenreitschule. We would like to introduce the three finalists to you and have asked them a few questions about themselves, their love for music and the finale which they are about to compete in. In three subsequent blogs, you can get an impression of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Christian Baldini and Jamie Phillips. Following the motto “Ladies first,” we begin today with the Lithuanian Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, who conducts the Camerata Salzburg with soloist Dan Zhu on April 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

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The Concert Programs of the Three Finalists of the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” Have Been Announced

30 MAR 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:50 h;
published in: Concert

They were selected from 91 applicants by a jury chaired by Ingo Metzmacher: the three finalists of the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2012”. The programs with which the three young conductors – the 20-year-old Briton Jamie Phillips, the 33-year-old Argentine Christian Baldini and the 26-year-old Lithuanian Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla – will present themselves for the first time to a large audience have now been determined. As part of the Award Concert Weekend on April 28 and 29, 2012, they will introduce themselves at the Felsenreitschule. For the first time, you will have the opportunity to be present when the best young conductor is chosen. 

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Cleopatra and the Snake

5 MAR 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:33 h;
published in: Concert, Whitsun

This year’s Salzburg Whitsun Festival is dominated by Queen Cleopatra. The great Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin has been commissioned to write a work about this mythical figure. His narration combines old and new elements, is inspired by Shakespeare and allows Anna Netrebko to sing in her mother tongue. The mini-opera offers a universal story, replete with grand drama and fresh text. Brigitte Kempen (Opernglas) met Rodion Shchedrin in Munich, to learn more about this upcoming world premiere.

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