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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Salzburg

© Thomas Pintaric
© Thomas Pintaric
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SalzburgSt Luke's PassionGuest Orchestras

Penderecki: St Luke Passion
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Teresa Majka-Pacanek; Sarah Wegener; Lucas Meachem; Krakow Philharmonic Choir; Warsaw Boys Choir

SalzburgMozart Matinee · MinasiOuverture spirituelle · Passion & Mozart Matinees

Mozart, Beethoven
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra; Alois Glaßner; Andreas Ottensamer; Simona Šaturová; Benjamin Bruns; Henning von Schulman

SalzburgChamber Concert Faust · Goltz · BezuidenhoutOuverture spirituelle · Passion & Chamber Concerts

Bach, Biber
Isabelle Faust; Kristin von der Goltz; Kristian Bezuidenhout

SalzburgLevit · BR-Chor · Arman · Kopatchinskaja · HinterhäuserOuverture spirituelle · Passion & Time with Ustvolskaya

Ustvolskaya
Markus Hinterhäuser, Piano

SalzburgLevit · BR-Chor · Arman · Kopatchinskaja · HinterhäuserOuverture spirituelle · Passion & Time with Ustvolskaya

Liszt, Ustvolskaya
Howard Arman; Igor Levit; Bavarian Radio Symphony Choir; Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Markus Hinterhäuser
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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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