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Film Portrait of a City: Beyond the Festival – Salzburg and the Arts

3 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:59 h;
published in: General

For eight weeks in summer, Salzburg is the artistic crossroads of the world. But what happens when the Festival ends in early September and the restaurants around the baroque piazzas close at 7 in the evening? When Mozart’s city seems comatose and the autumn fog fills the air with melancholy?

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Gastronomy at the First Salzburg Festival Ball 2012: Indulgence at the Highest Level

3 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:19 h;
published in: Festival Ball

The first Salzburg Festival Ball beckons with exquisite culinary delights: the gala dinner at the Residenz will be created by Andreas Döllerer, with serving support from the Tourism Schools Salzburg Klessheim.
Apart from Moët & Chandon champagne, cocktail bars by Moët Hennessy and a Stiegl brewery inn, the ball also offers Nespresso coffee and ice cream specialties by the Antica Gelateria del Corso.

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Record Attendance at Siemens Festival>Nights

2 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  20:30 h;
published in: General

About 5,000 visitors enjoyed the live broadcast of the La bohème premiere yesterday evening on Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz.  

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World Premiere of the Fine Art Print Visual Score Mozart

2 AUG 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:50 h;
published in: General

On the occasion of the Salzburg Festival, Günther Uecker designed a work of art entitled Optische Partitur Mozart (Visual Score Mozart). The work will be shown from August 2 to September 2, 2012 at the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg. The gallery Geuer & Breckner is selling this special print by Günther Uecker.

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Program of the YCA Award Winner’s Concert Announced

30 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:06 h;
published in: Concert

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, winner of the third annual “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” in 2012, will conduct the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra at the Felsenreitschule on August 12. The 26-year-old conductor from Lithuania convinced the international jury chaired by Ingo Metzmacher in a concert with the Camerata Salzburg at the first-ever Award Concert Weekend at the Felsenreitschule at the end of April. “It was a very close call. What finally decided us was her greater determination and clarity,” said Metzmacher. 

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Sold-out Salzburg Festival Premieres? Not for visitors of the Siemens Festival>Nights!

27 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:01 h;
published in: General

“Sorry, no more tickets available”: For months, many performances of the Salzburg Festival have been sold out. The most popular were tickets for the premieres of Die Zauberflöte and the star-studded La Bohème on August 1, 2012. Anyone who is not among the happy ticket-holders, however, can follow the performances live and free of charge at the Siemens Festival>Nights: in perfect HDTV and audio quality on a large-scale screen, enjoying the incomparable ambiance of Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz and the view of the Hohensalzburg Castle at the same time.  

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Festive Opening Ceremony of the Salzburg Festival on July 27

27 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:30 h;
published in: General

Austria’s Federal President Heinz Fischer, Landeshauptfrau Gabi Burgstaller and Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler officially opened the 2012 Salzburg Festival today, July 27, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Felsenreitschule. Read the Festival’s keynote address by Peter von Matt here.

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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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Festival Ball: Casinos Austria Invites Guests to Play

26 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:10 h;
published in: Festival Ball

At the first Salzburg Festival Ball in 2012, the pleasure of gambling shall not be neglected. On the balcony of the Karl-Böhm-Saal, a gambling corner will be set up by Casinos Austria. Dame Fortune can be challenged in American roulette or blackjack. 

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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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