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How the Swarovski crystals find their way onto the Paramour’s dress

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:06 h;
published in: Drama

( 9 Jul 2015 ) Carefully, Nina Fahrbach picks up a sparkling crystal with her tweezers, heating it over a candle – but not too long, or soot would cling to it. Applying gentle pressure, the Swarovski crystal is finally placed on the red silk satin of the Paramour’s dress. Nina Fahrbach is a costume painter; for four days, she has already been working with Kaname Kiyono to give the dress that the Paramour wears in Hofmannsthal’s Jedermann the right sparkle. “It is almost meditative work,” says Nina Fahrbach while she heats stone by stone, placing them on the dress. Kaname Kiyono explains that there is no pattern. It is a matter of feeling which rhinestone goes where.

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For the new production of “Die Eroberung von Mexico”

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:04 h;
published in: Opera

( 7 Jul 2015 ) The team bringing Wolfgang Rihm’s opera Die Eroberung von Mexico to the Salzburg Festival stage is in the midst of its rehearsals. Therefore, it is an unusual occurrence to find Peter Konwitschny (director), Johannes Leiacker (set and costume designer), Ingo Metzmacher (music director) and Bettina Bartz (the production dramaturge) taking their seats on a podium to answer questions from journalists at such an early stage, three weeks before the premiere.

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Back due to Popular Demand: Revivals!

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:12 h;
published in: Opera, Drama

( 6 Jul 2015 ) Numerous new productions await the Salzburg Festival’s guests this summer, but there are also some revivals of particularly successful productions on the playbill. These include Der Rosenkavalier, Iphigénie en Tauride, Norma, Il trovatore and Jedermann. Therefore, if you missed a production during the past years, maybe this year you will get lucky and secure one of the sought-after tickets.

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Crime-Solving and Confusion featuring Florian Teichtmeister in Salzburg

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:05 h;
published in: Drama

( 3 Jul 2015 ) Dromio of Ephesus or Dromio of Syracuse? One thing both figures have in common: they are both played this summer by Florian Teichtmeister. The Austrian actor ensures maximum confusion in William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. Florian Teichtmeister was recently in Salzburg, where the new thriller Der Tote vom Untersberg was being shot.

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Free, Comfortable, Eco-Friendly Rides to the Salzburg Festival

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:54 h;
published in: General

( 1 Jul 2015 ) “Once again, we wish to offer all the Salzburg Festival’s guests the attractive option of leaving their car at home and travelling to our performance venues for free,” Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler declares.

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“Clavigo” with a twist ...

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:33 h;
published in: Drama

( 24 Jun 2015 ) With only a few weeks to go until the beginning of this year’s Salzburg Festival, rehearsals are underway at full throttle – including for the production of the play Clavigo. Recently, a video shooting took place for this production of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s play.

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MACKIE MESSER – A SALZBURG THREEPENNY OPERA

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:12 h;
published in: Drama

( 16 Jun 2015 ) In the new production of Mackie Messer – A Salzburg Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht’s original text remains intact, while the British composer and music director, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier winner Martin Lowe has rearranged Kurt Weill’s song style, transporting the sound of the 1920s and 1930s into tour own era.

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Die Eroberung von Mexico • Conversations with the Opera’s Composer, Conductor and Director

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:00 h;
published in: Opera

( 8 Jun 2015 ) After the celebrated world premiere of Dionysos at the 2010 Salzburg Festival, this year Wolfgang Rihm’s Die Eroberung von Mexico will be performed. Click here to read extracts from interviews with the composer, the conductor Ingo Metzmacher, who led the world premiere of this opera in Hamburg in 1992, and the director Peter Konwitschny.

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Philharmonic World Premieres Return to Salzburg

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:00 h;
published in: Concert

( 27 May 2015 ) In the long history of the orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic has given the world premieres of innumerable works. Its concert series this year pays homage to this fact, presenting works originally premiered by the orchestra on the Salzburg Festival stage.

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Cecilia Bartoli about “Romeo and Juliet”

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:35 h;
published in: Whitsun

( 26 May 2015 ) If Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, was merely a distant, dream destination during my childhood, it was to become a very real place in my teenage years – when I performed one of my first roles – Alboino in Fioravanti’s Bertoldo, Bertoldino e Cacasenno. Unfortunately, the première was a complete disaster (including whistling, roaring, boos and stamping of feet) for all concerned. Such a disaster, in fact, that my boyfriend at the time – who had just arrived, his chest swollen with pride, from Rome – withdrew his affections from his devastated, unsuccessful little girlfriend on the spot. Whispering sweet nothings on Juliet’s balcony or hiding love letters in the cracks of mediaeval walls were therefore no longer the order of the day – I would have loved to give the faithless creature some drops of poison myself…! In other words, “vendetta alla romana” rather than the romance of Romeo and Juliet!

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