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Die Sächsische Staatskapelle im Großen Festspielhaus während der Osterfestspiele Salzburg  | © Matthias Creutzinger

Salzburg Easter Festival

24 March – 02 April 2018

The Salzburg Easter Festival was founded in 1967 by Herbert von Karajan.

The Founding of the Salzburg Easter Festival

The Salzburg Easter Festival was founded in 1967 by Herbert von Karajan, conceived as a complement to the Salzburg Festival which takes place in August. The Easter Festival quickly established itself as an exclusive and artistically brilliant event. Herbert von Karajan’s underlying idea behind founding the Easter Festival was to further foster the festival concept in and for Salzburg. That said, the Easter Festival never saw itself merely as an offshoot of the Salzburg Festival in summer, wanting instead to develop a profile that was uniquely its own. And it succeeded, thanks to first-class directors, top-caliber performers and elaborate operatic productions.

As the Easter Festival celebrates its anniversary, the focus will be squarely on a new production of Karajan’s personal vision of "Valkyrie". This opera by Richard Wagner was first performed here back in 1967. The stage set created by Günther Schneider-Siemssen is intended as an hommage to the original.

Program of the Salzburg Easter Festival 2018

Around varies concerts Giacomo Puccini´s Tosca, one of the great verismo operas from the Italian repertoire, will form the centrepiece of the program 2018. Hopefully the varied program will offer you exciting experiences. Find the detailed program in the overview:

Kid's concert 17.03.2018

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Lecturer concerning "Tosca" 24.03.2018

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Tosca 24.03.2018

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Quäle die Heldin 25.03.2018

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Chamber Concert 25.03.2018

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Chamber Concert 25.03.2018

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Orchestral concert 25.03.2018

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Puccini, der Fortschrittliche? 26.03.2018

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Orchestral concert 26.03.2018

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Choral Concert 27.03.2018

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Contact

Osterfestspiele Salzburg
Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz 11
5020 Salzburg
Tel. +43662 8045-361

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