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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Salzburg

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© Thomas Pintaric
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SalzburgL'italiana in AlgeriNew Production

Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
Jean-Christophe Spinosi; Moshe Leiser; Christian Fenouillat; Agostino Cavalca; Cecilia Bartoli; Peter Kálmán

SalzburgGeistliche Matinee

Bruckner, Brahms
Jérémie Rhorer; Genia Kühmeier; Andrè Schuen; Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Markus Hinterhäuser

SalzburgLa Périchole (konzertant)

Offenbach: La Périchole
Marc Minkowski; Aude Extrémo; Benjamin Bernheim; Laurent Alvaro; Lea Desandre


Rossini, Grieg, Tchaikovsky
Staatskapelle Berlin; Daniel Barenboim; Sir András Schiff

SalzburgAria Recital: Hommage to Manuel García

García, Rossini, Zingarelli
Gianluca Capuano; Javier Camarena; Les Musiciens du Prince
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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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