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

20 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:05 h;
published in: General

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

13 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:17 h;
published in: General

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

7 AUG 2016

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

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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A Piece of the Salzburg Festival for your Home

6 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:00 h;
published in: General

If you want to take a piece of the Salzburg Festival home with you, you are in good hands with Andreas Vogl and his team. At the Festival Shop you will find CDs recorded by the artists you have admired on stage at the Festival – or whom you may have missed, and still want to hear!

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The Salzburg Festival on Radio and Television

5 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  14:51 h;
published in: General

Once again, many concerts and operas will be broadcast by radio and television, so you can hear them after the event or even live. Thanks to the cooperations between the Salzburg Festival and its various media partners, you can enjoy first-rate productions without ever buying a ticket. Many of the broadcasts are even live! Thus, you find yourself in the thick of the action – in the comfort of your own home. Mark the dates in your calendar now, so that you won’t miss any of the highlights of this Festival summer.

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1,000 Pieces of Cake to Celebrate the Birthday • 15 Years of the Siemens Festival>Nights in Salzburg

2 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:01 h;
published in: General

On Saturday, July 30, the Siemens Festival>Nights celebrated their 15-year anniversary on Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz. On stage, the hosts, Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival, Wolfgang Hesoun, Director-General of Siemens Austria, and Roland Brunhofer, Director of ORF Salzburg, discussed the cultural, economic and social relevance of the Siemens Festival>Nights.

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“Salzburg meets China” • Hantang Culture

1 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:37 h;
published in: General

Furthering its motto “Salzburg meets China”, today the Salzburg Festival presented its cooperation with Hantang Culture. The two partners announced the first concert tour of members of the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project in China. 

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15 Years of Siemens Festival>Nights in Salzburg

26 JUL 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:52 h;
published in: General

The Culture Festival for Everyone Celebrates its Birthday
From July 28 to August 31, 2016 Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz once again turns into the venue for Europe’s most successful public viewing event: every year the Siemens Festival>Nights attract about 70,000 culture enthusiasts to Salzburg’s historic city centre. This makes them an essential economic factor and a magnet for tourism in the region. In cooperation with the Salzburg Festival, ORF Salzburg and Unitel, Siemens screens Festival productions and concerts for five weeks, using state-of-the-art audio and video technology and a daylight-compatible LED wall. 

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Così fan tutte • The 175-Year Anniversary of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg • TerraceTalk

25 JUL 2016

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

The Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg celebrates its 175-year anniversary this year. The orchestra has been an important part of the Salzburg Festival since its founding in 1920, says Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler during the Terrace Talk on Monday. Ever since, the Mozarteum Orchestra has performed in 885 concerts, 329 opera and 324 plays at the Festival. “Thus, it is not exaggerated to say: the Mozarteum Orchestra is a part of us. Just as we are part of the Mozarteum Orchestra,” says Helga Rabl-Stadler. This Festival summer, the orchestra will appear not only during the Mozart Matinees, but the musicians will also perform under Ottavio Dantone’s baton at the Felsenreitschule in Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte.

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22 JUL 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:08 h;
published in: General

The technical department of the Salzburg Festival is the focus of this year’s photo exhibition. Through the Leica project Bretter, die die Welt bedeuten (Boards that Signify the World) the photographers Robert Mertens and Heidi Simon allow glimpses behind the scenes and into the workshops of the Salzburg Festival – from their very own perspective. Lighting, acoustics, stage technology, painting and sculpting, sets, props, video technology, locksmithery, the wallpaper department and carpenter’s shops were scrutinised through the lens. The elaborate production processes behind each performance and the atmosphere behind the scenes are rendered visible. In their images, they combine their own artistic themes, such as “movement and changes”, dynamic black-and-white photography and creative serial concepts. The images were taken in June and July 2015. Simon and Mertens consciously decided not to stage any of their photographs, instead capturing daily working conditions using only available light.

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