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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Salzburg

© Thomas Pintaric
© Thomas Pintaric
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SalzburgDie Meistersinger von NürnbergNew production

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Christian Thielemann; Jens-Daniel Herzog; Mathis Neidhardt; Sibylle Gädeke; Jacquelyn Wagner; Sebastian Kohlhepp

SalzburgOrchestral Concert Jansons

Haydn, Mahler
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Mariss Jansons; Regula Mühlemann

SalzburgTHÉRÈSE

Maintz: THÉRÈSE
Nicolas André; Georges Delnon; Marie-Thérèse Jossen; Marisol Montalvo; Otto Katzameier

SalzburgOrchestral Concert Thielemann

Gubaidulina, Mendelssohn, Schubert
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Christian Thielemann; Frank Peter Zimmermann

SalzburgChoral Concert

Dvořák: Stabat Mater, Op.58
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Christoph Eschenbach; Venera Gimadieva; Elisabeth Kulman; Pavol Breslik; René Pape
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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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Camels and comic capers in Algiers: Italiana in Salzburg

José Coca Loza (Haly), Cecilia Bartoli (Isabella) and Alessandro Corbelli (Taddeo) © Monika Rittershaus
Cecilia Bartoli is joined by frequent collaborators Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier in a fun-filled Rossini farce full of Italian sunshine. Big grins all round. 
*****
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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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