Blog entries for "Whitsun"
published in: Whitsun, General
The Salzburg Festival stands for exquisite quality, the highest level and long-grown traditions – including in its Festival wine. The presentation of the wines has been a highlight at the opening of the Whitsun Festival for years now, and takes place this year on the same evening as the premiere of I due Figaro. In 2011, two renowned vintners were chosen again: Fred Loimer from Langenlois in the Kamptal and Gernot Heinrich from Gols in the Burgenland are well-known beyond the Austrian borders, and their wines grace the wine lists in the world’s best restaurants. The certified beer sommelier Markus Trinker brewed the popular Festival Pilsner.
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published in: Opera, Concert, Whitsun, General
The Swedish Birgit Nilsson Foundation has announced that conductor Riccardo Muti has been awarded the world’s highest cash prize in the music field: the Birgit Nilsson Prize 2011. In a first reaction, the conductor professed himself “deeply touched. For 40 years, Riccardo Muti has enjoyed a close cooperation with the Salzburg Festival. This year, he is one of the busiest artists of the Festival.
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