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Priority Ticket Orders must be received by January 8, 2013

27 DEC 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:16 h;
published in: General

Since our program presentation in November, thousands of ticket orders have reached us. We are delighted at the great interest in the upcoming Festival summer!

You wish to purchase tickets for your favorite opera, a choice concert or a fascinating drama production? Make sure to take advantage of priority ticket orders for your Salzburg Festival events, possible until Tuesday, January 8, 2013. All orders that reach the Ticket Office of the Salzburg Festival by this date will be treated equally when allocating tickets. After January 9, 2013, all orders will be filled in the order they were received. 

Important Note: Your ticket order must have been placed in writing by January 8, 2013. Thus, you can order via our website, via email to info@salzburgfestival.at, via fax to +43/662/8045-555 or via mail to the Ticket Office of the Salzburg Festival, Herbert von Karajan Platz 11, P.O. Box 140, 5010 Salzburg, Austria. 

Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Hangar-7 • A Very Special Opera Experience

7 JAN 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:55 h;
published in: Opera

On August 26, Hangar-7 at the Salzburg Airport will be transformed into an event location resounding with culture, when Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, produced especially for TV viewers in coproduction with ServusTV, is broadcast live from there.

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Simon Schwarz plays the Devil in the new production of Jedermann

18 JAN 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:10 h;
published in: Drama

The Austrian actor Simon Schwarz will be the new Devil on Cathedral Square when Jedermann takes the stage this summer. In the new production by Julian Crouch and Brian Mertes, Simon Schwarz will join Cornelius Obonya in the title role, Brigitte Hobmeier as the Lover and Peter Lohmeyer as Death, among others. Simon Schwarz has previously played opposite Cornelius Obonya in Kottan ermittelt – Rien ne va plus and in the film adaptation of the mystery Die Mutprobe by Lisa Lercher, among others.

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Extend the Ball Season!

22 JAN 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:01 h;
published in: Festival Ball

While the season’s complement of balls and dances is in full swing in Vienna, it finishes in the capital on Shrove Tuesday – in Salzburg, on the other hand, you can extend the ball season with a particularly festive night: since last year, the Salzburg Festival has its crowning finale in the Salzburg Festival Ball – taking place this year on August 31. Starting at 6:00 pm with a festive gala dinner at the Archiepiscopal Residence, it continues with a ceremonious march to the Felsenreitschule, where the official ball opens at 9:30 pm with the dance of 60 debutante couples. Furthermore, the event features a concert by some of the Festival’s exclusive stars.

Join us as we celebrate the highlight of the Festival, watch the debutantes glide through their opening dance and enjoy the wonderful backdrop of the Felsenreitschule – all through an unforgettably festive night!

Further information on the Second Festival Ball may be found in the following folder:

Mozart’s Lucio Silla as a Musical Herald of the 2013 Festival Summer

24 JAN 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:07 h;
published in: Opera

Lucio Silla marks the fascinating point at which the child prodigy Mozart transformed himself into a mature composer. After Mitridate and Ascanio in Alba, this opera was his third commission from Milan – at the age of only 16. The co-production with the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg has its premiere today as part of the Mozart Week and will be presented at the Salzburg Festival starting on July 27, 2013.

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2013 - Three finalists have been announced

30 JAN 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:01 h;
published in: Concert

Out of 82 applicants, including 11 women, the jury of the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” chaired by Ingo Metzmacher has selected three conductors: the 29-year old Antonio Méndez from Spain, the 23-year old Ben Gernon from Great Britain and 23-year old Yu Lu from China. The three finalists will present themselves to the public on May 10, 11 and 12 during the Award Concert Weekend.

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Young Singers Tread the Red Carpet at MIDEM in Cannes

4 FEB 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:50 h;
published in: Concert

For the first time since the founding of the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project six years ago, four of its young singers performed for the international audience of the world’s largest music trade-fair, midem, in Cannes. The Hungarian soprano Maria Celeng, the Italian mezzo-soprano Benedetta Mazzucato, the Austrian tenor Clemens Kerschbaumer and the Ukrainian baritone Yiuri Samoilov took their audience by storm during a recital in Cannes in the South of France, performing a total of seventeen arias by Handel, Hasse, Mozart, Mascagni, Massenet, Bizet, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Britten and Verdi. 

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Intriguing Insights into the Production of "Lucio Silla"

1 APR 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:44 h;
published in: Opera

Lucio Silla relates the story of the dictatorship of Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, a consul of the late Roman Republic, and his historically verified resignation. Together with his librettist Giovanni de Gamerra, the 16-year-old Wolfgang A. Mozart portrayed one of the most controversial and presumably most widely hated personalities in history.
You now have the opportunity to look behind the scenes, getting a first-hand look at the rehearsal progress and hearing what music director Marc Minkowski and stage director Marshall Pynkoski have to say about their work on the new production of this opera.

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Reopening of Muza Hall in Kawasaki in the Presence of the Directorate

7 APR 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:03 h;
published in: General

The Salzburg Festival contributed the proceeds of a benefit dress rehearsal to the reconstruction of this world-famous concert hall.

The bells of Salzburg Cathedral, previously recorded, tolled for the reopening of Muza Hall, famed all over the world for its acoustics, today, Sunday, at 3:00 pm local time in Kawasaki. Under the baton of Hubert Soudant, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra performed Anton Bruckner’s …

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Starting now: Buy your tickets directly online!

2 APR 2013

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:47 h;
published in: General

April 02 is the start-date for our general ticket sales. Starting immediately, you can buy your Festival tickets online, with the unique opportunity to check the sightlines of your selected seat. Even though ticket sales are brisk so far, there are still tickets left for the occasional performance. Please check our website, which will inform you about current availability of tickets.

Blogs, podcasts and videos already allow you to follow current preparations for the Festival season. Join us in looking forward to a fascinating Festival summer!

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