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Festival: Salzburg Festival

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Salzburg Festival 2018

Operas, drama and concerts of the 2018 Salzburg Festival present works characterized by passion and ecstasy. In Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea violence and eroticism are skilfully interwoven. Hans Werner Henze’s The Bassarids is the triumph of intoxication over reason. In drama, the nameless hero in Knut Hamsun’s Hunger is driven by his obsessions.

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Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
A wonderful cast conducted by William Christie in a new production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Salzburg Festival. 
****1
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Jansons trumps Neuenfels' tame Pique Dame in Salzburg

Evgenia Muraveva (Lisa) and Brandon Jovanovich (Hermann) © Monika Rittershaus
Mariss Jansons and the Vienna Philharmonic do the real storytelling as Hans Neuenfels' staging underwhelms.
***11
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On the rocks: An ice-cold Salome in Salzburg

Asmik Grigorian (Salome) © Ruth Walz
An astonishing performance by Asmik Grigorian is central to the Italian director's disturbing reading of a disturbing opera. 
****1
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SalzburgPublic Master Class · Christa Ludwig

SalzburgCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Chorus · Gražinytė-Tyla

Schoenberg, Britten
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Wolfgang Götz; Elena Stikhina; Allan Clayton; Florian Boesch; Salzburg Festival Children's Choir

SalzburgChamber Concert Meta4 · Ibragimova · Widmann · C. Hagen · Lonquich

Reich, Messiaen
Meta4; Alina Ibragimova; Jörg Widmann; Clemens Hagen

SalzburgCapella Reial · Hespèrion XXI · Savall · Klangforum Wien · Cambreling

Morales, Messiaen
Sylvain Cambreling; La Capella Reial de Catalunya; Hespèrion XXI; Jordi Savall; Klangforum Wien

SalzburgThe Tallis Scholars · Phillips · Meta4

des Prez, Crumb
Peter Phillips; Tallis Scholars; Meta4