Map
Satelite


Salzburg Easter Festival

Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz 9
5020 Salzburg
+43662 8045-361
+43662 8045-790
About the Easter Festival
Operas & Concerts

April 12 - April 21, 2014

The Salzburg Easter Festival was founded by Herbert von Karajan in 1967 as a means of expanding the traditional Salzburg Festival in July and August. The Easter Festival rapidly grew to become an exclusive and artistically brilliant festival. Elaborate new opera productions and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's extensive orchestral repertoire contributed to the Salzburg Easter Festival's renown from the very beginning. Herbert von Karajan's fundamental idea was to expand upon the festival concept in Salzburg, although the Easter Festival was never intended to be an offshoot of the Salzburg Festival in summer but a festival that would develop its own personal profile. This was facilitated by first-class directors, high-caliber artists and elaborate productions.

The Salzburg Easter Festival today
The Festival begins each year on the Saturday before Palm Sunday with an opera premiere and ends on Easter Monday, when the opera is traditionally performed a second time. In between there are scheduled six evenings with concerts of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the choir "Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks".  This year, Christian Thielemann debuts as new Artistic Director of the Salzburg Easter Festival. oNce, Christian Thielemann was amusical assistant of Herbert von Karajan, now the maestro has succeeded Sir Simon Rattle in this responsible position.
 
 
The Program 2014
As the artistic director, Thielemann will put Richard Strauss and his opera Arabella in the spotlight at the Easter Festival in 2014. Strauss' opera is the story of true love, featuring Renée Fleming in the role of "Arabella" and Thomas Hampson in the role of "Mandryka." Richard Strauss will also dominate the concert program together with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Wolfgang Rihm: the concert with the Bavarian Broadcasting Company's Choir conducted by Thielemann will perform Mozart's Requiem, supplemented by Strauss' Metamorphosen. Salzburg's Easter Festival will feature this concert to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of its founder, Herbert von Karajan.


OPERA - RICHARD STRAUSS: ARABELLA
 
Saturday, 12 and Monday, 21 April 2014  - 6.00 p.m.
Großes Festspielhaus
  • Opera in three acts
  • Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal op. 79
  • New production
  • Coproduction with the Saxon State Opera, Dresden


ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS - STAATSKAPELLE DRESDEN
 
Sunday, 13 and Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 7.00 p.m.
Großes Festspielhaus
  • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
    Ouverture to Don Giovanni K 527
    (Concert conclusion by Ferruccio Busoni)
  • RICHARD STRAUSS
    Don Quixote
    Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character op. 35
  • WOLFGANG RIHM
    Verwandlung II
    Music for Orchestra
  • RICHARD STRAUSS
    Don Juan
    Tone poem based on Nikolaus Lenau op. 20

 
Monday, 14 and Saturday, 19 April 2014  - 7.00 p.m.
Großes Festspielhaus
  • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C major K 467
  • RICHARD STRAUSS
    Also sprach Zarathustra
    Tone poem inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche op. 30
  • RICHARD STRAUSS
  • Letzte Lieder: Frühling, September, Beim Schlafengehen, Im Abendrot, Malven (Orchestral version by Wolfgang Rihm, world premiere Commissioned by the Salzburg Easter Festival and the Staatskapelle Dresden)

CHORAL CONCERT - STAATSKAPELLE DRESDEN
 
Tuesday, 15 and Friday, 18 April 2014  - 7.00 p.m.
Großes Festspielhaus
  • WOLFGANG RIHM
    Ernster Gesang for Orchestra
  • RICHARD STRAUSS
    Metamorphosen
    Study for 23 Solo Strings
  •  WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
    Requiem d-Moll K 626
    (Version by Franz Xaver Süßmayr)


 
 

 

 

Choral concert

Choral concert

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Chen Reiss, soprano; Christa Mayer, altus; Steve...

18.04.2014, 19:00 Time

classical

Orchestral concert

Orchestral concert

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Maurizio Pollini, piano; Anja Harteros,...

19.04.2014, 19:00 Time

classical

Orchestral concert

Orchestral concert

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Gautier Capucon, violoncello; Christoph Eschenbach,...

20.04.2014, 19:00 Time

classical

Chamber music concert

Chamber music concert

Christoph Eschenbach, piano; Musiker der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden; R....

21.04.2014, 11:00 Time

classical

Arabella

Arabella

Opera by Richard Strauss. Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Sächsischer...

21.04.2014, 18:00 Time

opera/operetta

© 2014 - Tourismus Salzburg GmbH - 5020 Salzburg - Tel. +43662 88987-0