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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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Netrebko and Eyvazov serve up Russian jewels in Salzburg gala

With duets from Pique Dame and Iolanta, along with set pieces from Eugene Onegin, this gala was packed with Russian passion. 
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A warm Viennese embrace as Wagner and Bruckner meet in Salzburg

Forget powerhouse “hojotohos” and sandblasting brass. Elīna Garanča and Christian Thielemann offered more intimate portraits of these composers at the Großes Festspielhaus.
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Ripeness is all: Renaud Capuçon and Martha Argerich in Salzburg

The duo shines in sunny Beethoven, cool Prokofiev and over-ripe Franck.
****1
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