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A Peace Project for 100 Years

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  08:40 h;
published in: General

( 25 Apr 2017 ) 100 years ago, on 25 April 1917, Max Reinhardt sent his “Memorandum regarding the Construction of a Festival Theatre in Hellbrunn” to Vienna.

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Number of Youth Subscriptions Doubled

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:23 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, Whitsun, General

( 18 Apr 2017 ) Due to high demand, the Salzburg Festival will double the number of its youth subscriptions in 2017. Altogether, 6,000 tickets for operas, dramas and concerts will be reserved for young people up to the age of 26 (i.e. born after June 30, 1990) with discounts of up to 90%.

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Festival Directorate Returns to Three Members

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:00 h;
published in: General

( 4 Apr 2017 )  Since 01 April 2017, the Salzburg Festival Directorate has three members again. Lukas Crepaz had his first official day as the new Executive Director of the Salzburg Festival yesterday and was introduced to the staff at the Festspielhaus.

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The Vienna Philharmonic at 175

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:15 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

( 28 Mar 2017 ) In the history of the Vienna Philharmonic, which celebrates their 175th anniversary on 28 March 2017, Salzburg occupies a special place – since 1925 the city is the orchestra's summer home.

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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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