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Sumptuous Venues Await You at the Festival Ball on August 31, 2013

22 AUG 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:21 h;
published in: Festival Ball

At the 2nd Festival Ball on August 31, all the action will be focused on the Felsenreitschule and the Haus für Mozart. Thus, the Disco will be set up in the Festival Canteen, usually closed to the public, and the Swiss DJ Luca Papini will crank up the dance beats; refreshment is guaranteed by the exclusive creations offered at the Red Bull Bar.

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MONTBLANC YOUNG DIRECTORS AWARD 2013

21 AUG 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:48 h;
published in: Drama

For the twelfth time already, the MONTBLANC & SALZBURG FESTIVAL YOUNG DIRECTORS PROJECT took place as part of the 2013 Salzburg Festival. Once again, the international cultural brand Montblanc generously supported the theatre project. Sales of the Salzburg special edition of the “Mozart Pen” brought additional sponsorship funds to the project, making it possible to fund the YDP programme, the magazine Close Up. Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Director of Drama, had selected four young directors from Great Britain, Germany, Iraq and the Czech Republic for this year’s competition.

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Hagen Quartet Presents Beethoven Cycle

17 AUG 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:00 h;
published in: Concert

Yesterday, the Hagen Quartet gave the highly successful opening concert of its cycle Beethoven Hagen Quartet at the Mozarteum Foundation’s Main Hall. Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt, Veronika Hagen and Clemens Hagen will perform five further concerts at the Salzburg Festival, completing a full set of Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartets. The art of chamber music at its very best!

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Pa pa pa pa ... Pause ...

16 AUG 2013

by Theresa Dittmar  14:52 h;
published in: Opera

After seven performances in a row, we finally have a small break, and we have truly deserved it. The past two weeks were quite strenuous. Now that the Zauberflöte premiere is behind us, we can catch our breath again.

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Decoration and Design for the 2nd Salzburg Festival Ball

15 AUG 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:57 h;
published in: Festival Ball

At Kunstgärtnerei Doll in Salzburg’s Nonntal, Jürgen Doll and award-winning chef Andreas Döllerer joined Ball organiser Suzanne Harf in presenting the table decorations for the gala dinner of the 2nd Salzburg Festival Ball, as well as the essential sources of inspiration for the design of the entire Ball area.

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New Management for Salzburg Festival Shop This Year

14 AUG 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:02 h;
published in: General

For the first time, the Salzburg Festival Shop is being managed by Andreas Vogl this year. Together with his team, he looks forward to welcoming you at almost all the Festival performance venues with a broad range of selected CDs, DVDs and many Festival-specific products.

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Donald Kahn was a Godsend for Salzburg

11 AUG 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:47 h;
published in: General

Donald Kahn, one of the most important patrons of Salzburg’s cultural life and especially of the Salzburg Festival, passed away yesterday, Saturday, in Salzburg, at the age of 88. “Salzburg remembers Donald Kahn with respect and gratitude; he was one of those people who have made an enormous contribution to Salzburg, of his own free will, out of love for the arts and culture, and for the City and State of Salzburg. People like Donald Kahn are important in order to offer the arts the optimal framework and conditions. Donald Kahn was a godsend for Salzburg. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his relatives in this painful hour,” Landeshauptmann Dr. Wilfried Haslauer commemorated the deceased today, Sunday, August 11. 

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2013 The 2013 Winner: Ben Gernon

9 AUG 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:44 h;
published in: General

Ben Gernon, the winner of the fourth annual round of the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2013”, will conduct the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra at the Felsenreitschule on August 17th. 24-year-old Ben Gernon from Great Britain convinced the international jury chaired by Ingo Metzmacher at the Award Concert Weekend by conducting a concert with the Camerata Salzburg at the Felsenreitschule. “The three concerts had a very high level. The jury decided quickly and unambiguously for young Ben Gernon from Great Britain. His great musicality and his special connection to the orchestra convinced us,” said Jury Chairman Ingo Metzmacher.

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“Magic Flute” and all that...

6 AUG 2013

by Theresa Dittmar  15:09 h;
published in: Opera, General

There we are! The premiere of Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Children is behind us and already seems far, far away. In the meantime, rehearsals for Die Zauberflöte for Children have begun. The premiere takes places next Thursday already, and it feels like we’ve only just started. It is a bit of a shame, because rehearsal periods are always a lot of fun and when you know that there is still a bit of time before things get serious, there is time for one or the other little beer after rehearsal. At the moment, however, we really have to marshal our resources, for this week will be turbulent.

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5 AUG 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:02 h;
published in: Festival Ball

Apart from the many artistic offerings, the Ball Tombola with more than 900 high-carat prizes is one of the highlights of the Salzburg Festival Ball at the Felsenreitschule on August 31, 2013.

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