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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Salzburg

© Thomas Pintaric
© Thomas Pintaric
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SalzburgCollegium Vocale Gent · Herreweghe · Klangforum Wien · VolkovOuverture spirituelle · Passion & Time with Ustvolskaya

Schütz, Ustvolskaya
Orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent; Philippe Herreweghe; Collegium Vocale Gent; Marino Formenti; Klangforum Wien; Ilan Volkov

SalzburgKlangforum Wien · VolkovOuverture spirituelle · Passion & Time with Ustvolskaya

Ustvolskaya
Ilan Volkov; Evert Sooster; Florian Müller; Klangforum Wien

SalzburgOfficium 1 – La Capella Reial · Hespèrion XXI · SavallOuverture spirituelle · Passion

Victoria
Jordi Savall; La capella Reial de Catalunya; Hespèrion XXI

SalzburgMass in B minor – Collegium Vocale Gent · HerrewegheOuverture spirituelle · Passion

Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232
Orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent; Philippe Herreweghe; Dorothée Mields; Margot Oitzinger; Alex Potter; Thomas Hobbs

SalzburgSan Giovanni Battista – Collegium 1704 · LuksOuverture spirituelle · Passion

Stradella: San Giovanni Battista
Václav Luks; Christophe Dumaux; Giulia Semenzato; Krešimir Stražanac; Krystian Adam
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Uchida plays to her strengths in Salzburg

Dame Mitsuko Uchida © Salzburger Festspiele | Marco Borrelli
On a warm summer's evening in Mozart's home city, Japanese master pianist Dame Mitsuko Uchida delivered a delicately crafted solo recital.
****1
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Netrebko triumphs as Aida

Anna Netrebko (Aida) © Salzburger Festspiele | Monika Rittershaus
Muti's reading of the score is extraordinary, both for its sophistication and originality.
****1
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Skilfully constructed: Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival

Matthias Goerne (Wozzeck) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
A skilfully constructed production, and one that plays with the our perspectives. Whether the images are flashbacks from a war-troubled Wozzeck or a Büchner-esque portent of the horrors to come is left for the audience to decide.
****1
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Socking the audience between the eyes

Andris Nelsons and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Salzburger Festspiele | Marco Borrelli
Youth was a hindrance rather than a virtue in this testosterone-driven performance which sought more than anything to sock the audience between the eyes
***11
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Murderously brilliant: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Salzburg

Nina Stemme (Katerina) © Salzburger Festspiele | Thomas Aurin
Under Mariss Jansons, the Vienna Philharmonic are on top form in Shostakovich's opera; together with a top class cast of singers, they create sonic and emotional intoxication.
*****
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