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Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
Salzburg

Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

By , 12 August 2018
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Evgenia Muraveva (Lisa) and Brandon Jovanovich (Hermann) © Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Jansons and the Vienna Phil trump Neuenfels' tame Pique Dame in Salzburg

By , 10 August 2018
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Asmik Grigorian (Salome) © Ruth Walz
Salzburg

On the rocks: Castellucci delivers an ice-cold Salome in Salzburg

By , 09 August 2018
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José Coca Loza (Haly), Cecilia Bartoli (Isabella) and Alessandro Corbelli (Taddeo) © Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Camels and comic capers in Algiers: Cecilia Bartoli stars in a frothy Italiana at the Salzburg Festival

By , 08 August 2018
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Dame Mitsuko Uchida © Salzburger Festspiele | Marco Borrelli
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Exquisite Uchida plays to her strengths at Salzburg Festival

By , 15 August 2017
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Anna Netrebko (Aida) © Salzburger Festspiele | Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Netrebko triumphs as musical performances transcend Salzburg Festival staging of Aida

By , 09 August 2017
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Matthias Goerne (Wozzeck) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
Salzburg

Skilfully constructed: William Kentridge's new Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival

By , 08 August 2017
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Andris Nelsons and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Salzburger Festspiele | Marco Borrelli
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Socking the audience between the eyes: Nelsons and Trifonov at the Salzburg Festival

By , 07 August 2017
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Nina Stemme (Katerina) © Salzburger Festspiele | Thomas Aurin
Salzburg

Murderously brilliant: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Salzburg Festival

By , 05 August 2017
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

Evil triumphs beautifully in Monteverdi 450 Poppea

By , 29 July 2017
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Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the Salzburg Festival © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

Monteverdi 450's Ulisse docks in Salzburg

By , 28 July 2017
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner and cast © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

An emotional L'Orfeo for Monteverdi 450

By , 26 July 2017
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Reinaldo Macias (Serano), Cecilia Bartoli (Elena), Vivica Genaux (Malcolm) and Salzburger Bachchor © Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Cecilia Bartoli debuts La donna del lago at the Whitsun Salzburg Festival

By , 04 June 2017
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Anna Prohaska, Veronika Eberle and friends © Salzburger Festspiele | Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Anna Prohaska and friends display an impressive aptitude for Schubert in Salzburg

By , 26 August 2016
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Christian Gerhaher, Philippe Jordan and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra © Salzburger Festspiele | Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Young Mahlerites show extraordinary insights at Salzburg

By , 24 August 2016
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Anna Prohaska (Susanna) and Luca Pisaroni (Count Almaviva) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
Salzburg

Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s new Figaro brings Downton Abbey to downtown Salzburg

By , 16 August 2016
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Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic © Salzburger Festspiele / Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Riccardo Muti works his magic in magnificent Salzburg matinee

By , 14 August 2016
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Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Don Giovanni) and Valentina Naforniţă (Zerlina) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
Salzburg

Sizzling sex scenes but Don Giovanni escapes the flames in Salzburg

By , 07 August 2016
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Danae) © Salzburger Festspiele | Forster
Salzburg

Going for gold: Strauss' Die Liebe der Danae returns to Salzburg

By , 05 August 2016
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Yusif Eyvazov and Anna Netrebko © Salzburger Festspiele / Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Manon from heaven: sublime account at the Salzburg Festival

By , 04 August 2016
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Anne Sofie von Otter, John Tomlinson, Christine Rice, Amanda Echalaz & David Adam Moore © Monika Rittershaus | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

The Exterminating Angel: A Salzburg world première in a surreal atmosphere

By , 28 July 2016
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Michelle Veintimilla (Maria past) and Norman Reinhardt (Tony) © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

In Salzburg, how do you solve a problem like two Marias? West Side Story at the Whitsun Festival

By , 13 May 2016
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Bo Skovhus (Cortez) and cast © Salzburger Festspiele | Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Rihm's Conquest of Mexico: glorious philosophy in music at the Salzburg Festival

By , 26 July 2015
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Andrew Haji (Almaviva) and Adriana Ferfecka (Rosina) © Salzburger Festspiele | Franz Neumayr
Salzburg

Whimsical fun for all ages at The Barber of Seville for Children in Salzburg

By , 25 July 2015
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© Salzburger Festspiele / Wolfgang Lienbacher
Salzburg

Rolf Lislevand takes the Salzburg Whitsun Festival by storm

By , 25 May 2015
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Isabel Karajan with Jascha Nemtsov and the Dresden String Quartet © Matthias Creutziger
Salzburg

Miss Death meets Mr Shostakovich - a living collage about fear

By , 05 April 2015
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Murray Perahia and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields © Marco Borelli / Lelli
Salzburg

Murray Perahia and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields at the Salzburg Festival

By , 23 August 2014
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Julia Kleiter (Emma) © Monika Rittershaus / Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

The perils of craft kits - Fierrabras in Salzburg

By , 16 August 2014
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Krassimira Stoyanova (the Marschallin) and Sophie Koch (Octavian) © Salzburg Festival | Monika Ritterhaus
Salzburg

Vienna is the true heroine in Kupfer's new Salzburg staging of Der Rosenkavalier

By , 11 August 2014
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Cafe romance: Angelina (Cecilia Bartoli) and Don Ramiro (Javier Camarena) © Salzburger Festspiele / Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

La Cenerentola - finding true love in a diner

By , 05 June 2014
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Alisa Weilerstein © Jamie Jung
Salzburg

A walk through the soul of the 19th century

By , 10 April 2014
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Antonio Pappano with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia  © Michael Größinger
Salzburg

Salzburg Festival: The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Pappano celebrate Britten with War Requiem

By , 18 August 2013
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Maurizio Pollini  © Mathias Bothor and DG
Salzburg

Salzburg Festival: Maurizio Pollini's piano recital a contrasting evening

By , 17 August 2013
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Riccardo Muti: Krassimira Stoyanova, Elīna Garanča, Piotr Beczala, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Riccardo M
Salzburg

Riccardo Muti conducts an impressive Verdi's Requiem at the Salzburg Festival

By , 15 August 2013
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Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Salzburg Festival 2013  ©  Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

The Vienna Philharmonic find form in Bruckner – eventually – at Salzburg Festival

By , 11 August 2013
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National Children’s Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and Sir Simon Rattle at the Salzburg Festi ©  Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

The Barrios meet Lederhosen: El Sistema at the Salzburg Festival

By , 11 August 2013
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©  Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

The White Hands Choir of Venezuela: A miracle of grace in Salzburg

By , 09 August 2013
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Martin Grubinger  ©  Felix Broede
Salzburg

Salzburg Festival: Interstellar travels with Martin Grubinger and the Percussive Planet Ensemble

By , 03 August 2013
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Ambrogio Meastri and ensemble in Falstaff at Salzburg Festival 2013  ©  Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

Salzburg Festival: Falstaff sent to Casa Verdi by Damiano Michieletto

By , 31 July 2013
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Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala: Anja Harteros, Elīna Garanča, Daniel Barenboim, Jonas Kauf ©  Wolfgang Lienbacher
Salzburg

Salzburg's first spiritual festival closes with Verdi's Requiem

By , 01 September 2012
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Mariss Jansons, Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam  ©  Wolfgang Lienbacher
Salzburg

Leonidas Kavakos, Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Salzburg

By , 31 August 2012
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Die Soldaten 2012: Anna-Eva Köck (Madam Roux)  ©  Ruth Walz
Salzburg

Zimmermann's Die Soldaten at the Salzburg Festival

By , 26 August 2012
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Vienna Philharmonic with Bernard Haitink  ©  Wolfgang Lienbacher
Salzburg

In Salzburg, unflinching Bruckner from Bernard Haitink and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 25 August 2012
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Cecilia Bartoli and Andreas Scholl  ©  Hans Jörg Michel
Salzburg

Giulio Cesare in Salzburg

By , 25 August 2012
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Radu Lupu  ©  Pekka Saarinen
Salzburg

Eschenbach, Lupu and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra in Salzburg

By , 06 August 2012
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La Bohème Ensemble  ©  Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

La bohème in Salzburg with Netrebko and a tenor surprise

By , 04 August 2012
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Thomas Hampson  ©  Dario Acosta
Salzburg

Moving Mahler at Hampson's Salzburg Recital

By , 04 August 2012
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Mariss Jansons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ©  Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

Mariss Jansons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Salzburg

By , 04 August 2012
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Markus Werba (Papageno), Elisabeth Schwarz (Papagena)  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

A visually brilliant but serious Zauberflöte at the Salzburg Festival

By , 04 August 2012
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Michael Rotschopf (Hofmannsthal), Regina Fritsch (Ottonie/Dorine), Ensemble  ©  Ruth Waltz
Salzburg

Ariadne auf Naxos dismantled at the Salzburg Festival

By , 03 August 2012
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