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

24 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:15 h;
published in: Opera

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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The Young Mozart Singers

21 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:05 h;
published in: Opera

An airhead? No! – That is not Susanna at all. “She holds all the threads in her hand,” says Anna Prohaska, who sings the role in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro this Festival summer. Still, the focus of Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s production is more on the Count and Countess, the soprano says. And yet Susanna is “the Hans Sachs of lyric sopranos,” she says with a laugh. After all, Susanna is constantly on stage.

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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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TerraceTalk with Anna Netrebko

5 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:19 h;
published in: Opera

When Anna Netrebko sings, she is always moved to tears, says Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler at the press conversation with the singer. “Anna has made Festival history, and I hope that she will continue to do so.”

The Russian artist starts by pointing out that she has worn a colourful outfit to counteract the rain outside, taking her seat on the podium with a smile.

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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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4 AUG 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:20 h;
published in: Opera

For the first time, Charles Gounod’s Faust will be performed at the Salzburg Festival. At the Terrace Talk, Reinhard von der Thannen (director, set and costume designer) and conductor Alejo Pérez offered first insights into their concept.

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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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