Blog entries

Alternative ways to get the Salzburg Festival experience!

7 AUG 2014

published in: Opera, Concert, General

Once again, numerous Salzburg Festival productions are being recorded in cooperation with the exclusive media partners UNITEL CLASSICA, ORF, and ServusTV to broadcast via TV or radio on various stations. This presents a wonderful opportunity to experience the Salzburg Festival without purchasing tickets to the shows and sometimes these performances are aired live! Here’s a glimpse of the great variety of media productions scheduled for broadcast this year – mark the dates of your favourite productions in your calendar now!

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When science and art intersect and provoke: Roche Continents challenge 100 students at the Salzburg Festival

5 AUG 2014

published in: General

For the eighth time, Roche invites 100 students from all over the world to the Salzburg Festival for a series of creativity workshops during the “Roche Continents” week. The students, who come from 33 countries and who study sciences and/or arts in their home universities, will participate in workshops that will challenge the boundaries of their thinking around science, art and innovation. During that week, they will have the opportunity to engage with renowned scientists and artists, listen to thought-provoking contemporary music concerts and talk to the musicians and conductors of the Salzburg Festival, as for example at the artists talk with Marc-André Dalbavie, Marianne Crebassa and Johanna Wokalek after the opera Charlotte Salomon at August 2.

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Festival President Honoured with "Ring of the City of Salzburg"

4 AUG 2014

published in: General

Today at 1:00 pm, Festival President Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler was presented with the "Ring of the City of Salzburg" by Mayor Dr. Heinz Schaden, for her outstanding service to the City of Salzburg. The ceremony took place at the SalzburgKulisse. Our heartfelt congratulations on this honour!

Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2014

2 AUG 2014

published in: Concert, General

The competition “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” was initiated in 2010 by Nestlé and the Salzburg Festival. The competition’s goal is to give highly talented young conductors a decisive career impulse. The award winners are chosen by an expert jury. Apart from the classical and romantic repertoire, the interpretation of contemporary works is a decisive criterion in its deliberations. The prize carries a cash value of 15,000 Euros and will be presented to a young conductor aged between 22 and 35 for the sixth time in 2015. Plácido Domingo takes on the honorary presidency of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and will shepherd the initiative into its next phase.

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“Moving forward together”: Audi continues its involvement with the Salzburg Festival

1 AUG 2014

published in: General

Audi today signed a new four-year agreement as main sponsor of the Salzburg Festival. The carmaker has been a partner to the festival since 1994. Both parties want to work even more closely together in future and intend to launch joint projects with an international reach. To mark the partnership’s 20th anniversary, Audi has funded a new wireless microphone system for the festival, allowing audiences at “Jedermann” to enjoy a listening experience without interference. 

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Franz Welser-Möst on “Der Rosenkavalier”

1 AUG 2014

published in: Opera

Tonight sees the premiere of Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. From 6 pm onwards, Krassimira Stoyanova as the Feldmarschallin, Sophie Koch as Octavian, Mojca Erdmann as Sophie and Günther Groissböck, among others, will be on stage at the Großes Festspielhaus under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst. A heartfelt “Break a leg!” to all involved! 

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Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project 2014

31 JUL 2014

published in: Drama

Since 2002 the Young Directors Project has enriched the programme of the Salzburg Festival. Generously supported by Montblanc International, this successful competition for young international theatre directors and their ensembles will form part of the Salzburg Festival for the last time, following a successful 13-year partnership. Through its sponsorship, Montblanc supports the selection and invitation of the productions to Salzburg and the local costs. In addition to sponsoring the entire project, Montblanc also offers the prize for the best production. The winner of the Montblanc Young Directors Award receives the sum of 10,000 Euros and the Montblanc Max Reinhardt Pen, exclusively designed for this project. 

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Relaxation at the Festival Ball: The Beauty Boudoir

30 JUL 2014

published in: Festival Ball, General

Not only our Festival Ball debutantes are styled by professionals – you too can entrust your looks to the teams of Coiffeure Sturmayr and MAC Cosmetics, available at our exclusive Beauty Boudoir at the Haus für Mozart. Starting at the same time as the doors open, at 8:30 pm, the stylists are at your service, touching up your makeup or your ball hairdo. After a few rounds on the dance floor, perhaps you need a few quiet minutes – in that case, let your tense neck muscles, your hands or dance-wearied feet be pampered by a massage at the booth of Salzburg’s Institut Hobé from Heidi Steger!

The Intimate Relationship between Word and Note: The Art Song

30 JUL 2014

published in: Concert

What do Schubert and Rihm have in common, and what does Goethe have to do with it? What is the connection between Brahms and Schubert, and how does it sound when harp and soprano are heard together? These and many other questions will be answered by the song recitals at this year’s Salzburg Festival.

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Katie Mitchell talks to David Tushingham about “The Forbidden Zone”

29 JUL 2014

published in: Drama

Katie Mitchell is one of the most important theatre and opera directors in Great Britain, having been Resident Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court Theatre and London's National Theatre. Her Cologne production of Friederike Mayröcker's Reise durch die Nacht was invited to the Berlin Theatre Meeting in 2013 and nominated for the Nestroy Prize in the category "Best German-Language Performance". In Salzburg she is known chiefly for her highly successful production of Luigi Nono's Al gran sole carico d'amore (2009). This year she directs The Forbidden Zone at the Perner-Insel Hallein.

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