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1984

July 26 – August 31

Jedermann, seen through by Gernot Friedel after Ernst Haeusserman’s death, has competition on Cathedral Square this year: John Neumeier and his Hamburg Ballet make three guest appearances in Salzburg and dance Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, using the impressive façade of the cathedral as “sets”. Baroque sound also fills Kollegienkirche, the venue for Handel’s last oratorio Jephtha – the first time a full-length work by this composer is performed at the Festival. Lorin Maazel and Götz Friedrich are in charge of the world premiere of Luciano Berio’s Un re in ascolto, another coproduction with the Vienna State Opera like Cerha’s Baal. Riccardo Chailly makes his Salzburg opera conducting debut with Verdi’s Macbeth, Johannes Schaaf returns to Salzburg with a new production of Lessing’s Nathan. Karajan’s clash with the Berlin Philharmonic about the hiring of clarinetist Sabine Meyer escalates and ends in a deep rift: the orchestra’s tour to Salzburg, a program fixture since 1957, is suspended.

1984: After the world premiere of Luciano Berio's Un re in ascolto. Conductor Lorin Maazel and the composer (center), with Theo Adam and Helmut Lohner (second and third from right)

New production
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Nathan der Weise
Stage director: Johannes Schaaf
Sets and costumes: Xenia Hausner
Landestheater

New production
Giuseppe Verdi
Macbeth
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Stage director: Piero Faggioni
Stage sets: Ezio Frigerio
Costumes: Ezio Frigerio and Franca Squarciapino
Großes Festspielhaus

Production of the Salzburg Landestheater
Georg Friedrich Händel
Jephtha
Conductor: Ralf Weikert
Stage director: Federik Mirdita
Sets and costumes: Hannes Rader
Kollegienkirche

World premiere
Coproduction with the Vienna Staatsoper
Luciano Berio
Un re in ascolto
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Stage director: Götz Friedrich
Stage sets: Günther Schneider-Siemssen
Costumes: Rolf Langenfass
Kleines Festspielhaus

Revivals: Der Zerrissene, Jedermann, Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, Idomeneo, Der Rosenkavalier

Concert performance: Schreker's Die Gezeichneten

Guest Performance of the Moskauer Akad. Maxim-Gorki-Künstlertheatre / UdSSR: Tschechow's The Seagull , Molière's Tartuffe

3 Ballet Performances, 1 Pantomime, 13 Orchestral Concerts, 10 Chamber Concerts, 5 Serenades, 10 Matinees, 6 Solo Recitals, 9 Lied Recitals, 4 Church Concerts, 1 Choir Concert, 3 Literary Recital

Opening Speach by Gerd Bacher: „Die Beifallsgesellschaft und ihre Medien“
 

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