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Concerts 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:00 h;
published in: Concert

( 7 Dec 2016 ) From the very beginning, concerts have been one of the three pillars of the Salzburg Festival’s programme, and the formal structure of the concert programmes has demonstrated great continuity over recent decades. 

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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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Opera 2017

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:01 h;
published in: Opera

( 1 Dec 2016 ) The beginning of Markus Hinterhäuser’s new tenure as Artistic Director is marked in the 2017 opera programme by five new productions, three semi-staged performances and two operas performed in concert. Of course Ariodante, performed at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, will also be shown during the summer.

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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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Individual tickets for the 2017 Salzburg Whitsun Festival now available online

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:01 h;
published in: Whitsun

( 14 Oct 2016 ) Starting today, you can book your tickets for the 2017 Salzburg Whitsun Festival not only as subscriptions, but also purchase individual tickets for all performances that still have available places. Join us in looking forward to Cecilia Bartoli’s artistic fireworks, all under the motto “Joy of Grief”!

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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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“Il templario” • Terrace Talk with Juan Diego Flórez and Clemens Hellsberg

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:15 h;
published in: Opera

( 24 Aug 2016 )  Clemens Hellsberg describes it as one of the happiest moments of his professional life – the former Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic refers to an email he received from tenor Juan Diego Flórez. In that email, the tenor voiced his interest in performing the opera Il templario by Otto Nicolai, the founder of the Vienna Philharmonic. Hellsberg is not only the former Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic, but also a veritable expert on the life and work of Otto Nicolai. “It is very meaningful when a great artist such as Flórez champions such a rarely performed opera,” says Clemens Hellsberg.

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