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Salzburg Easter Festival

Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz 9
5020 Salzburg
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50-Year Anniversary
April 8 - 17, 2017

The Salzburg Easter Festival was founded in 1967 by Herbert von Karajan. The festival, whose main emphasis, in addition to concerts, is opera, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017.

 

About the Anniversary Program of the Easter Festival

On the occasion of the anniversary Easter Festival, the focus will be on a new production of Karajan’s interpretation of "The Valkyrie". This opera by Richard Wagner was performed here in 1967. The sets created by Günther Schneider-Siemssen represent a reconstruction of the original set design.

 

The Fringe Program of the Easter Festival

An accompanying exhibition along with two symposiums will underscore Karajan’s personal vision for the festival. The musical fringe program encompasses the chamber opera “Lohengrin”, a children’s concert, as well as concerts featuring 

 

As always, the program of the Easter Festival leaves nothing to be desired. Complete details can be found in the current program Folder for the Easter Festival in PDF...

 

The History of the Salzburg Easter Festival

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.
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Die Walküre

Die Walküre

Opera by Richard Wagner. New Production. Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Musical...

08.04.2017, 17:00

opera / operetta

Chamber concert

Chamber concert

Musicians of the Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden, Lilya Zilberstein, piano; Franz...

09.04.2017, 11:00

classical

Chamber opera

Chamber opera

"Lohengrin", Salvatore Sciarrino Mitglieder der Giuseppe-Sinopoli-Akademie der...

09.04.2017, 15:00

opera / operetta

Orchestra concert

Orchestra concert

Gustav Mahler, Symphonie Nr. 9, D-Dur Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Franz...

09.04.2017, 19:00

classical

Special concert

Special concert

Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphonie nr. 9 d-moll op. 125 Anja Harteros, soprano; Christa...

10.04.2017, 17:00

classical

Choral concert

Choral concert

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks Anna Prohaska, soprano; Adrian Eröd, baritone; Cameron...

10.04.2017, 19:00

classical

Orchestral concert

Orchestral concert

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden Daniil Trifonov, piano; Christian Thielemann,...

11.04.2017, 19:00

classical

Special concert

Special concert

Gustav Mahler, Symphonie Nr. 6 a-moll, Berliner Philharmoniker; Sir Simon Rattle,...

12.04.2017, 19:00

classical

Chamber opera

Chamber opera

"Lohengrin", Salvatore Sciarrino Mitglieder der Giuseppe-Sinopoli-Akademie der...

12.04.2017, 21:30

opera / operetta

Concert for Salzburg

Concert for Salzburg

Ludwig van Beethoven; Georges Prêtre, conductor; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Christian...

13.04.2017, 19:00

classical

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