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22 JUL 2016

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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Join the Festival Opening Party!

21 JUL 2016

published in: General

30 Performance Venues – 78 Events – More than 10,500 Free Tickets   

"The Festival Opening Party is meant as a gift of the Salzburg Festival and its Association of Friends to the citizens of Salzburg and the guests of our city. We are delighted that we were again able to extend it to two days this year," Helga Rabl-Stadler and Sven-Eric Bechtolf declared.

Music, drama, readings, exhibitions and dance on every corner, all over the city – for two days, the beginning of the Festival summer is celebrated all over Salzburg with the Festival Opening Party.

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Sold out? Here’s how to find an overview of available tickets!

18 JUL 2016

published in: General

You want to know whether there are still tickets left for your favourite performance, whether tickets have been returned and are thus available, and in what categories? Here’s how to get a quick and easy overview of available tickets!


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M.A.C Cosmetics Holds a Workshop for the Salzburg Festival Makeup Artists

15 JUL 2016

published in: General

The workshops with M.A.C Cosmetics are already a tradition at the Festspielhaus. Two years ago, for example, makeup for mature skin was the subject of the workshop. A few days ago, Kathrin Jokubonis, Manager of Training at M.A.C, offered valuable tips for makeup techniques in the style of the 1960s and 1970s to about 80 makeup artists of the Salzburg Festival in a two-hour workshop. The looks of style icons such as Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda were recreated. M.A.C has been a product sponsor of the Salzburg Festival since 2008; every year before the Festival, it offers training sessions on the optimal use of its products in the theatre. The subject of this year’s workshop was inspired by the opera production The Exterminating Angel.

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Travel to the Salzburg Festival free and comfortably while protecting the environment!

9 JUL 2016

published in: General

Free, Comfortable, Eco-Friendly Rides to the Salzburg Festival: Once again, the Association of Friends of the Salzburg Festival supports ecologically friendly and free mobility for Festival guests attending approximately 200 performances.

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Lukas Crepaz Appointed Business Director of the Salzburg Festival

4 JUL 2016

published in: General

Mag. Lukas Crepaz, 34 years old, has been appointed Business Director of the Salzburg Festival as of April 1, 2017. The Festival’s Directorate will thereby revert to three members, as was the case prior to 2011. “We are delighted to have identified a young Austrian cultural manager who has made a name for himself at highly renowned cultural institutions abroad, and to have hired him for the Salzburg Festival. Mr. Crepaz competed with high-carat candidates during an extensive and comprehensive selection process and proved the most qualified applicant,” thus the Chairman of the Salzburg Festival Fund Supervisory Board, State Representative Mag. Hans Scharfetter, announcing the appointment of Lukas Crepaz.

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Information on the Bankruptcy of Ticket Office Polzer

30 JUN 2016

published in: General

A few days ago, the Directorate of the Salzburg Festival instructed a law firm to declare the immediate cancellation of its contract and business relationship with the company Polzer Travel- und Ticketcenter GmbH und CoKG. After extensive review and consideration during the past weeks, the economic situation of the company Polzer Travel- und Ticketcenter GmbH und CoKG and its resulting default and failure to fulfill its financial obligations towards the Salzburg Festival Fund made this measure unavoidable. It is a measure the Salzburg Festival very much regrets, as for decades, the company Polzer Travel- und Ticketcenter GmbH und CoKG was a highly reliable business partner to the Salzburg Festival Fund. 

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Next Generation • Young Conductors at the Salzburg Festival

27 JUN 2016

published in: Opera, Concert, General

Of course there are many experienced opera and concert conductors to look forward to during the upcoming Festival summer. However, as talented young artists join their well-known singer and instrumentalist colleagues on the Festival stages, the coming generation of conductors is also making an entrance. Among them are Constantinos Carydis, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Lionel Bringuier.

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What is the weight of time passed?

15 APR 2016

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Keynote Address of Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival, on the occasion of the two hundred-year anniversary of Salzburg’s joining Austria.

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Direct and Online Ticket Sales Start Monday, March 21

18 MAR 2016

published in: General

Starting on Monday, March 21, all those interested in buying remaining tickets for the upcoming summer festival can do so directly. Anyone intent on seeing a particular performance should hurry. Open ticket sales are handled by the Salzburg Festival Shop at Hofstallgasse 1 in Salzburg and via the website. Browsing the interactive performance schedule, you can easily purchase the seat of your choice.

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