EN
DE

DAILY #30 - 28 AUGUST 2010

Das war Salzburg 2010

At the final press conference, the Salzburg Festival presented a very positive season summary, both in artistic and in economic terms. In 2010, the rate of tickets sold was 95%, and a total of 250,000 visitors attended. With a total revenue of 24.5 million Euros, the surplus is 1.5 million Euros. The benefit concert for Pakistan brought 300,000 Euros in donations, Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler summarized.

Jürgen Flimm, who completed his tenure as Artistic Director, received the Honorary Medal
of the State of Salzburg from the Governor Gabi Burgstaller at a farewell party at Schloss Aigen. “The ‘era Flimm’ was a touching experience: programmatically, artistically, atmospherically and simply in human terms,” Governor Gabi Burgstaller said.

read on ...
Download Daily #30 as PDF

 

DAILY #29 - 27 AUGUST 2010

The Salzburg Chapter

Who would have thought it! When I first came to Salzburg in 1987 to direct Raimund’s Bauer als Millionär at the Landestheater, with Otto Schenk in the main role, I immediately fell in love with this city with its mighty churches, old abbeys and gardens. I went to see Karajan’s and Hampe’s Don Giovanni at the Großes Festspielhaus, George Tabori’s Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln by Franz Schmidt at the Kollegienkirche (scandals included), sat in on rehearsals of my colleague Langhoff, who was directing Der einsame Weg, and saw the fantastic Brandauer as Jedermann in front of the incomparable façade of the Cathedral.

read on ...
Download Daily #29 as PDF

 

DAILY #28 - 26 AUGUST 2010

A Summit Meeting of Sound Magicians

The final days of the 2010 Salzburg Festival are devoted to great international orchestras. Apart from the Vienna and the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam makes an appearance.

read on ...
Download Daily #28 as PDF

 

DAILY #27 - 25 AUGUST 2010

The Soul in Extremis

The celebrated tenor Jonas Kaufmann presents a concert at the Salzburg Festival which touches upon the soul in extremis: works by the anniversary composers Robert Schumann and Gustav Mahler form the centerpiece of his song recital. Pianist Helmut Deutsch accompanies the singer through this uncompromising program.

read on ...
Download Daily #27 as PDF

 

DAILY #26 - 24 AUGUST 2010

The Basis for Success

During the past 90 years, the Salzburg Festival has established itself as the leading three-genre festival for opera, concerts and drama. Apart from the exceptional artistic achievements, our audiences, friends, sponsors and supporters make this lasting success possible.

read on ...
Download Daily #26 as PDF

 

DAILY #25 - 22 AUGUST 2010

Three Hours of Life

Claus Guth has developed his production of Don Giovanni further, reaping hymns of praise from the critics. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the team of singers are celebrated by audiences and critics. In 2011, all three Mozart/Da Ponte operas will be performed in Salzburg.

read on ...
Download Daily #25 as PDF

 

DAILY #24 - 21 AUGUST 2010

Musical Art at its Peak

Since the earliest years of the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna Philharmonic’s performances have been one of the supporting pillars of the program. The orchestra has enriched the Festival with more than 2,000 opera performances and 700 concerts – including, despite wide-spread prejudice, contemporary music.

read on ...
Download Daily #24 as PDF

 

DAILY #23 - 20 AUGUST 2010

Master of Word-Sound

With the three great Schubert cycles Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise and Schwanengesang, Matthias Goerne presents the core of the Salzburg Festival’s song recitals. In the German baritone’s career, Schubert plays a central role.

read on ...
Download Daily #23 as PDF

 

DAILY #22 - 19 AUGUST 2010

Frankenstein’s Mother

The young Belgian director Claude Schmitz dedicates his contribution to the Young Directors Project (powered by Montblanc) to Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. In the piece Mary Mother of Frankenstein, written by Schmitz and Marie-France Collard, the story of Shelley’s life is interwoven with the plot of the famous novel.

read on ...
Download Daily #22 as PDF

 

DAILY #21 - 18 AUGUST 2010

Liaisons with a Sulfuric Perfume

A classic in France, but still a discovery in the German-language region: Racine’s Phaedra is a spectacular expedition into the realm of the soul. Matthias Hartmann directs the play at the Salzburg Festival, with Sunnyi Melles in the title role.

read on ...
Download Daily #21 as PDF

 

DAILY #20 - 17 AUGUST 2010

“The Great World Theater”

The fascinating world of the Salzburg Festival with its great artists and works of art, but also with all its contradictions, is displayed at the Anniversary Exhibit 90 Years of the Salzburg Festival – The Great World Theater at the Salzburg Museum.

read on ...
Download Daily #20 as PDF

 

DAILY #19 - 15 AUGUST 2010

The Gentle Hedonist

For Sergei Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible, the French star actor Gérard Depardieu returns to Salzburg – as a narrator.
Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.

read on ...
Download Daily #19 as PDF

 

DAILY #18 - 14 AUGUST 2010

A Young, Convincing Maestro

David Afkham, first winner of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, conducts the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival. The concert at the Felsenreitschule, with works by Ligeti, Beethoven and Shostakovich, is the high point – so far – of a rising musical career.

read on ...
Download Daily #18 as PDF

 

DAILY #17 - 13 AUGUST 2010

“Oedipus: Festival”

Klaus Maria Brandauer plays the title role of Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles at the Salzburg Festival with great success. Peter Stein directed at the Perner-Insel, having provided his own translation of the work.

read on ...
Download Daily #17 as PDF

 

DAILY #16 - 12 AUGUST 2010

Not the Woman Next Door

Independent, expressive and unique: star actress Fanny Ardant comes to Salzburg to recite the role of the French national hero Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) in a dramatic oratorio by Arthur Honegger.

read on ...
Download Daily #16 as PDF

 

DAILY #15 - 11 AUGUST 2010

The Beauty of Falling

Angela Richter directs Death in Thebes, Jon Fosse’s dense version of the Theban trilogy as part of the Young Directors Project (powered by Montblanc). Katrin Brack’s light installation illuminates the horror from all angles.

read on ...
Download Daily #15 as PDF

 

DAILY #14 - 10 AUGUST 2010

Love, Suffering, Death

Verona at the Felsenreitschule: Anna Netrebko will now have the chance to enthrall her audiences as Juliette, an opportunity originally scheduled for 2008 which unfortunately had to be cancelled. The celebrated Rusalka prince of that summer, Piotr Beczala, is her Roméo: loving, suffering, dying to Charles Gounod’s music.

read on ...
Download Daily #14 as PDF

 

DAILY #13 - 08 AUGUST 2010

Obsessed by an idée fixe

To celebrate its 90th-year anniversary, the Salzburg Festival presents Elektra, the first collaboration between Festival founders Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff and conducted by Daniele Gatti, Iréne Theorin sings Strauss’s most demanding soprano role. Waltraud Meier makes her scenic role debut as Clytemnestra.

read on ...
Download Daily #13 as PDF

 

DAILY #12 - 07 AUGUST 2010

Hunting for Form

Wolfgang Rihm’s œuvre is truly a Continent: the focus Continent Rihm (sponsored by Roche) ranges from the ragged cliffs of the early works to the vast planes of his Violin Concerto. In ten concerts, the Salzburg Festival presents Rihm’s work.

read on ...
Download Daily #12 as PDF

 

DAILY #11 - 06 AUGUST 2010

Johannes Brahms – One of the Chosen

Johannes Brahms was long considered a conservative rock in the sea of innovative powers. Arnold Schoenberg, on the other hand, interpreted the compositional developments in Brahms’s works as the way toward the future. This year’s Salzburg Festival dedicates an eight-part cycle to the composer: the Brahms Scenes.

read on ...
Download Daily #11 as PDF

 

DAILY #10 - 05 AUGUST 2010

Unser Schrecken, unser Terror

Director Sylvain Creuzevault and his Paris-based Compagnie d’ores et déjà present their piece Notre terreur (Our Terror) as part of the Young Directors Project (powered by Montblanc). The piece turns a dramatic chapter of world history into a provocative contemporary drama.

 

read on ...
Download Daily #10 as PDF

 

DAILY #9 - 04 AUGUST 2010

Das Leben ist eine gemischte Gattung

Claudio Magris is Poet in Residence at the Salzburg Festival. Magris is one of the most important cultural journalists and German literature scholars in Italy, and among the most significant writers and essayists in Europe. His studies on
Central Europe and the Hapsburg myth create connections with the founding idea of the Salzburg Festival.

 

read on ...
Download Daily #9 as PDF

 

DAILY #8 - 03 AUGUST 2010

Reinhardts Traumschloss

For its 90-year anniversary, the Salzburg Festival opens the gates to the park of the Leopoldskron Palace for the audiences of the Midsummer Night’s Dream project. Until his emigration, Max Reinhardt revived the Palace with great effort, giving it a unique atmosphere.

 

read on ...
Download Daily #8 as PDF

 

DAILY #7 - 01 AUGUST 2010

Auf der Seite des Lebendigen

Vera Nemirova directs Alban Berg’s Lulu in the three-act version for the Salzburg Festival – with Marc Albrecht conducting the Vienna Philharmonic and Patricia Petibon in the title role. The director, who currently lives in Germany, sees the title figure less as a femme fatale than a mythological figure.

 

read on ...
Download Daily #7 as PDF

 

DAILY #6 - 31 JULY 2010

Die zwei Tode der Eurydike

Riccardo Muti conducts Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice in Salzburg. Dieter Dorn directs the work, which is also the expression of Gluck’s attempts at opera reform. Elisabeth Kulman, Genia Kühmeier and Christiane Karg are the featured singers.

 

read on ...
Download Daily #6 as PDF

 

DAILY #5 - 30 JULY 2010

Heimkehr nach Salzburg

Riccardo Muti conducts Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice in Salzburg. Dieter Dorn directs the work, which is also the expression of Gluck’s attempts at opera reform. Elisabeth Kulman, Genia Kühmeier and Christiane Karg are the featured singers.

 

read on ...
Download Daily #5 as PDF

 

DAILY #4 - 29 JULY 2010

During its 90-year anniversary season, the Salzburg Festival shows a work by Stefan Zweig for the first time as part of its drama program. Jossi Wieler directs Angst (Fear) at the Landestheater, a 1913 novella by that citizen of the world resident in Salzburg, dramatized by the Belgian author Koen Tachelet, featuring a brilliant ensemble of actors.

 

read on ...
Download Daily #4 as PDF

 

DAILY #3 - 28 JULY 2010

Klangrausch und Bilderekstase

Wolfgang Rihm’s music is known for its immediate, powerful effect. In Dionysos, Rihm’s latest work for the stage, the audience encounters the god of inebriation and ecstasy. This can be heard in the music too. Dionysos will have its world premiere at the Salzburg Festival, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher.

 

read on ...
Download Daily #3 as PDF

 

DAILY #2 - 27 JULY 2010

“Music is Anything but an Ivory Tower”

In 2010 we celebrate the 90-year anniversary of the Salzburg Festival. But that is not the only commemoration: 50 years after the opening of the Großes Festspielhaus, Daniel Barenboim conducts an anniversary concert of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Daniel Barenboim was nine years old when he came to Salzburg for the first time. It was his first journey away from Buenos Aires, where he began his career as a concert pianist in 1950 at the age of seven. In Salzburg, he met the leading musicians of the world. “It was a place where one might encounter people who had known Brahms personally,” Barenboim remembers. In 1952, he played a Bach Concerto as part of the final concert of Igor Markevitch’s conducting class. And Barenboim also became the youngest member of Markevitch’s master class. During the summer of 1954, he played for an enthusiastic Wilhelm Furtwängler and met Edwin Fischer.

 

read on ...
Download Daily #2 as PDF

 

DAILY #1 - 25 JULY 2010

90 Years Old and not Tired at All

The evergreen Jedermann enters the next artistic round for the Salzburg Festival’s 90th anniversary, featuring an almost all-new ensemble led by Nicholas Ofczarek and Birgit Minichmayr.

 

read on ...
Download Daily #1 as PDF

 

 



search

LOGIN | FORGOT PASSWORD