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Sneak Preview: The Aprons for the Debutantes’ Dirndls Have Arrived!

20 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:19 h;
published in: Festival Ball

Anyone with a keen eye who happened to be at the Festspielhäuser a few days ago probably observed a photo shooting with some debutante couples at the Felsenreitschule. For the first time, the young ladies got to wear the dirndl dresses by Gössl with the special designed aprons.

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Die Soldaten – The Horses are Saddled and the Premiere is About to Take Place

20 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:48 h;
published in: Opera

With its huge cast, the opera production Die Soldaten by Bernd Alois Zimmermann has reached the end of its rehearsal period. Apart from 120 musicians, 22 singers and 18 actors, several horses are also involved in the production. Alvis Hermanis and Ingo Metzmacher have taken on the difficult work, staging it at the Felsenreitschule. 

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Meine Bienen. Eine Schneise – A Commission of the Salzburg Festival

17 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:22 h;
published in: Drama

August 23 will see the world premiere of Meine Bienen. Eine Schneise, a commission of the Salzburg Festival, at Salzburg’s Landestheater. The work by Händl Klaus and the Musicbanda Franui is directed by Nicolas Liautard.

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Daniel Barenboim’s Extensive Activities at the Salzburg Festival

14 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:48 h;
published in: Concert

Daniel Barenboim made his Salzburg Festival debut – as a pianist – as early as 1965. Over the years, the native Argentinean has been one of the artists most closely associated with the Festival. This summer, Barenboim appears in no less than six concerts at the Festival – both as a conductor and pianist. 

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Salzburg Festival Documents – Numerous New Releases Now Available!

12 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:15 h;
published in: General

The number of Festival Documents is growing steadily. Once again, numerous productions performed at the Salzburg Festival were released this year on DVD or CD. Apart from operas such as Lulu (2010) and Die Frau ohne Schatten, there are also various drama productions newly available on DVD: Thomas Bernhard’s Der Ignorant und der Wahnsinnige and Die Macht der Gewohnheit as well as a Jedermann Remixed of the Salzburg Festivals from 1920 to 2010. Neither are concerts ignored, on the contrary: two new DVD recordings and many CDs of concerts from various years are now available for purchase. This will give you an overview of all the new releases in 2012!

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Cornelia Rainer on her Production of Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz

10 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:00 h;
published in: Drama

As part of the Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project, the stage director Cornelia Rainer and the theater company “Theater Montagnes Russes” present Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz on stage at the republic. The young director Cornelia Rainer spoke to APA about her ideas about the play.

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opera viva – the name says it all: opera is sensual and fascinating and full of life!

7 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:00 h;
published in: Opera

One cannot start learning about opera early enough. The stage director, author and musician Klaudia Kadlec has worked in opera education for children for many years – the project which made her well-known is the interactive opera viva. Working closely with great opera houses and festivals, she combats the cliché that opera is only for grownups. opera viva: opera lives! Also, and especially, for kids. A premiere at the Salzburg Festival this year!

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Special Website of the Salzburg Festival for Mobile Devices: Increased Mobility

6 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:30 h;
published in: General

Buying tickets on the road? Reading program information, watching videos anytime, quickly and with easy access? Starting today, all this is possible – the Salzburg Festival’s homepage is now easier to use on mobile devices.

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“Eternally repeating itself”

5 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:35 h;
published in: General

At the Karl-Böhm-Saal, the Spanish artist Javier Pérez has realized an installation associated with Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s opera Die Soldaten. 17 couples find each other in a monotonous dance, eternally repeating itself. They are arranged in rigorous symmetry, like a mandala, in larger and smaller overlapping circles – and within all this order, they also reveal a chaotic assembly of strings and shoes and couples and figures. At the center stands a gramophone – after all, what would a dance be without music?

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Schubert's last sonatas – a lecture with Alfred Brendel

4 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:38 h;
published in: Concert

Alfred Brendel no longer gives concerts. However, this does not mean he no longer plays the piano in public. On Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm, he will lecture on "Schubert's Last Piano Sonatas" at the Main Auditorium of the University, demonstrating at the piano.

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