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SALZBURG FESTIVAL | OPERA 2014

Wolfgang A. Mozart • Don Giovanni

Haus für Mozart

Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Director
Performers: Lenneke Ruiten, Anett Fritsch, Valentina Nafornita, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Luca Pisaroni, Tomasz Konieczny, Andrew Staples, Alessio Arduini
Philharmonia Chor Wien
Vienna Philharmonic

Marc-André Dalbavie • Charlotte Salomon

Felsenreitschule

Marc-André Dalbavie, Conductor
Luc Bondy, Director
Performers: Johanna Wokalek, Marianne Crebassa, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Géraldine Chauvet, Anaïk Morel, Frédéric Antoun, Vincent Le Texier, Cornelia Kallisch, Michal Partyka, Eric Huchet, Annika Schlicht*, Wolfgang Resch*
Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg

Giuseppe Verdi • Il trovatore

SOLD OUT

Grosses Festspielhaus

Daniele Gatti, Conductor
Alvis Hermanis, Director and Sets
Performers: Anna Netrebko, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Diana Haller*, Francesco Meli, Plácido Domingo, Artur Ruciński, Riccardo Zanellato, Gerard Schneider*, Raimundas Juzuitis*
Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic

Franz Schubert • Fierrabras

TICKETS

Haus für Mozart

Ingo Metzmacher, Conductor
Peter Stein, Director
Performers: Julia Kleiter, Dorothea Röschmann, Marie-Claude Chappuis, Michael Schade, Georg Zeppenfeld, Markus Werba, Benjamin Bernheim, Peter Kálmán, Manuel Walser*
Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic

Gioachino Rossini • La Cenerentola

TICKETS

Haus für Mozart

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Conductor
Damiano Michieletto, Director
rocafilm, Video Design
Performers: Cecilia Bartoli, Lynette Tapia, Hilary Summers, Javier Camarena, Enzo Capuano, Nicola Alaimo, Ugo Guagliardo
Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus
Ensemble Matheus

Gaetano Donizetti • La Favorite

TICKETS

Grosses Festspielhaus

Roberto Abbado, Conductor
Performers: Elīna Garanča, Juan Diego Flórez, Ludovic Tézier, Carlo Colombara, Eva Liebau, David Portillo
Philharmonia Chor Wien
Münchner Rundfunkorchester

Richard Wagner • Project Tristan und Isolde

Grosses Festspielhaus

Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Performers: Waltraud Meier, Ekaterina Gubanova, Peter Seiffert, René Pape, Stephan Rügamer
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Opera for Children
Gioachino Rossini • La Cenerentola for Children

TICKETS

Great Hall of the University

Ulrich Peter, Text Adaptation and Stage Direction
Performers: Maxime Pascal
salzburg orchester solisten

Opera for Children
Wolfgang A. Mozart • Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Children

TICKETS

Great Hall of the University

Kai Röhrig, Conductor
Alexander Krampe, Arrangement
Johannes Schmid, Director
Performers: Giuliana Gianfaldoni, Martin Piskorski*, Miloš Bulajić*, Andreja Zidarič*, Alexandra Flood*, Franz Gürtelschmied*, Peter Kellner*, Wolfgang Resch*, Manuel Walser*
salzburg orchester solisten

Introducing opera to Children • Fun and Games with Rossini and Mozart
Fun and Games with Rossini • La Cenerentola

TICKETS

Hörsaal 101

Monika Sigl-Radauer, Organisation

Introducing opera to Children • Fun and Games with Rossini and Mozart
Fun and Games with Mozart • Die Entführung aus dem Serail

TICKETS

Hörsaal 101

Monika Sigl-Radauer, Organisation

Final performances of the opera camps
Giuseppe Verdi • Il trovatore for Children

Admission free

Great Hall of the University

Final performances of the opera camps
Franz Schubert • Fierrabras for Children

Admission free

Great Hall of the University

SALZBURG FESTIVAL BLOG

FestivalTalk: “Art that is Fun“

23 AUG2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:09 h;
posted in: Opera, General

Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival, and Hartwig Löger, Chief of UNIQA Austria, discuss the social responsibility of cultural education for future generations and their joint efforts on behalf of the children’s and youth programme of the Salzburg Festival.

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Artur Ruciński sings the role of Conte di Luna, replacing Plácido Domingo for the remaining performances of “Il trovatore”

17 AUG2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:07 h;
posted in: Opera, General

Due to an acute infection of the bladder and respiratory tract and very high fever, Plácido Domingo has been forced to withdraw from the performances of Il trovatore on August 18, 21 and 24, 2014. Artur Ruciński will perform the role of Conte di Luna in his place.

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Opportunities for Young Fans and Performers

11 AUG2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:43 h;
posted in: Opera, General

This year, the Salzburg Festival is offering many exciting options to young people that are interested in the fields of art and culture: special opera productions for children, Opera Camps, the Siemens Children's Festival and many more options for the youngest audience!

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Director Alvis Hermanis on "Il trovatore"

9 AUG2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:55 h;
posted in: Opera, General

Tonight, the new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il trovatore has its premiere at the Großes Festspielhaus. In Alvis Hermanis’ production, Anna Netrebko sings Leonora, Marie-Nicole Lemieux sings Azucena, and Francesco Meli as Manrico and Plácido Domingo as Conte di Luna take the other main roles under the baton of Daniele Gatti. A heartfelt “Break a leg!” to all involved!

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Alternative ways to get the Salzburg Festival experience!

7 AUG2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:51 h;
posted 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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Franz Welser-Möst on “Der Rosenkavalier”

1 AUG2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:09 h;
posted 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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Premieres: Excitement among the Young Singers

29 JUL2014

by Wolfgang Resch  10:44 h;
posted in: General, Opera

On Sunday, the moment had finally come! After the Ouverture spirituelle, the 2014 Salzburg Festival was officially opened at the Felsenreitschule. The tension keeps rising, and the Festspielhaus feels like a huge cauldron about to bubble over. Everyone is looking forward to the first premieres. My YSP colleagues and I have also been swept up by the excitement.

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Johanna Wokalek and Marianne Crebassa: Two Strong Women Playing Charlotte Salomon

21 JUL2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:40 h;
posted in: Opera

The actress Johanna Wokalek and the mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa embody the title role in the opera Charlotte Salomon, which has its world premiere at the Felsenreitschule on July 28, 2014.  Johanna Wokalek plays Charlotte Salomon, the real person who conveyed the story of her life to future generations through pictures, texts and musical references, and whom dramaturge Konrad Kuhn describes as a “girl with a Berlin loudmouth and an irony bordering on the sarcastic”. Marianne Crebassa takes on the role of Charlotte Kann, the fictional ego of Charlotte Salomon, the protagonist actively involved in the stage narrative. Let us introduce you to this central work of the Festival summer.

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International Opera Awards – Salzburg Festival’s NORMA wins in the category “Best New Production of 2013”

8 APR2014

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:59 h;
posted in: Opera, General

Last year, the Salzburg Festival won in the category “Best Opera Festival”. Today this year’s award ceremony took place in London, and once again the Salzburg Festival was among the nominees: this time in the category “Best New Opera Production”. The international jury chaired by John Allison selected the Salzburg Whitsun Festival’s new production, Vincenzo Bellini’s NORMA with Cecilia Bartoli in the title role, as the “Best New Opera Production of 2013”. The International Opera Awards, also known as the “Opera Oscars”, were awarded in 21 categories altogether.

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