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Panoply of Power

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:38 h;
published in: General

( 30 Jan 2017 ) Power comes in many guises. Sometimes it assumes the shape of the sublime, sometimes the face of destruction. Sometimes it comes as a repressive force, sometimes it brings emancipation. While in dramatic texts, it often leads to the apotheosis of the hero and heroine, it can just as easily let them fall into an abyss. In all cases, however, our attention is drawn to the fact that something has disturbed the ordinary course of events. 

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Helga Rabl-Stadler Unanimously Confirmed as Festival President till 2020

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  00:51 h;
published in: General

( 3 Dec 2016 ) In its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of the Salzburg Festival made important decisions regarding the institution’s future.“Helga Rabl-Stadler will remain Festival President for another three years; her contract was extended until September 30, 2020,” Dr. Wilfried Haslauer announced as the legal representative of the Salzburg Festival Fund on December 2, 2016.

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An Epicentre of the Extraordinary

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:00 h;
published in: General

( 10 Nov 2016 ) What should an arts festival be? This is a question that occupied the initiators of the Salzburg Festival in their efforts to create a unique dramaturgy for Salzburg when they presented their memorandum on the founding of the Salzburg Festival almost exactly a hundred years ago. We have set out to rethink and develop further the great ideas of our founding fathers Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Max Reinhardt.

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Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s “Farewell”

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:19 h;
published in: General

( 31 Aug 2016 )  Esteemed Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press!                             

My time at the Salzburg Festival is ending, as you know, and I would like to give thanks. 

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Final Report on the 2016 Salzburg Festival: Opera

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:18 h;
published in: Opera, General

( 31 Aug 2016 )  Altogether, 46 opera performances were on the programme: three new productions, two revivals, one restaging, one revival from the Salzburg Whitsun Festival and three concert performances formed the 2016 opera offerings. Compared to last summer, 12,000 opera tickets more were on sale – a record topped only during the Mozart Year 2006.

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Final Report on the 2016 Salzburg Festival: Drama

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:17 h;
published in: Drama, General

( 31 Aug 2016 )  The completely sold-out drama programme was also extremely successful, featuring three new productions, the revival of Jedermann, the staged melodrama Requiem für Ernst Jandl and two readings of selected works by Thomas Bernhard.

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Final Report on the 2016 Salzburg Festival: Concerts

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:15 h;
published in: Concert, General

( 31 Aug 2016 )  81 concerts were presented at the 2016 Salzburg Festival. As in recent years, the Ouverture spirituelle opened the Festival, exploring Eastern Christianity in 2016. Five sold-out concerts offered a portrayal of this highly diverse vocal music.

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The Salzburg Festival: An Economic Motor with Effects Far Beyond Salzburg

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:05 h;
published in: General

( 20 Aug 2016 ) The economy and the Salzburg Festival? This is often reduced to mere “indirect profitability” benefiting the state. However, as the world’s leading festival of music and theatre, the Salzburg Festival creates far more than mere fiscal effects – as the centre of an organically grown economic ecosystem, it fulfils many functions and affects Salzburg profoundly as a location for business and companies. 

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Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler honoured

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:17 h;
published in: General

( 13 Aug 2016 )  Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler received a medal of the Republic of Italy today. She received the “Grande Ufficiale dell’ordine della Stella d’Italia” in the presence of Maestro Riccardo Muti after his concert with the Vienna Philharmonic. The medal was presented by the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy in Vienna, H. E. Giorgio Marrapodi.

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2016: The 2016 Winner is Aziz Shokhakimov

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  20:20 h;
published in: Concert, General

( 7 Aug 2016 ) During the Award Concert Weekend 2016, the 27-year-old Aziz Shokhakimov from Uzbekistan convinced the international jury chaired by Dennis Russell Davies in a concert with soloist Mingjie Lei and the Camerata Salzburg at the Mozarteum Foundation. 

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