Herbert von Karajan Platz 11
20 July – 31 August 2019
Under the leadership of Markus Hinterhäuser, fans of the Salzburg Festival can once again look forward to an extraordinary summer of culture. Mozart, Strauss, Handel, the Vienna Philharmonic as well as Tobias Moretti in the role of “Jedermann” guarantee a program rich in variety; with an incredible 199 performances scheduled for the 43 days of the Festival!
From July 20 to August 31, 2019, it will be that time of year again. For the 99th time, the curtain will go up on the world-famous Salzburg Festival. Top artists from around the world will serve up a program certain to entrance celebrity guests as well as tourists and locals. In five new operatic productions, four new drama productions as well as numerous concerts, Markus Hinterhäuser focuses the spotlight on the mythology of antiquity.
Five new full productions, two concert performances and the return of the opera “Alcina” by George Frederick Handel from the program of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival can be counted on to make the summer festival something truly extraordinary. Salzburg’s summer of culture begins with a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera “Idomeneo”. Yet another highlight of the festival will undoubtedly be the return performance of “Salome” by Richard Strauss. Franz Welser-Möst will once again conduct the Vienna Philharmonic at the Felsenreitschule, while Romeo Castellucci directs.
Bettina Hering, who is the festival’s drama director, will add her own powerful impulses with four new productions, the return of Jedermann as well as presentations of drama research and readings. The festival’s concert program in 2019 is also immensely appealing: with Ouverture Spirituelle, Orchester zu Gast, the Vienna Philharmonic and numerous chamber concerts providing the finishing touches.
What would the Festival be without the famous “Jedermann” by Hugo von Hofmannsthal? This play has boasted more than 650 performances in barely a century, very much making it the figurehead of the Salzburger Festival as a whole. This year yet again, the Festival director’s emphasis has been on continuity. The production from 2017 and 2018 with Tobias Moretti in the lead role has been brought back. Valery Tscheplanowa as the new Paramour, Gregor Bloéb as Devil and Good Companion as well as Falk Rockstroh in the role of Faith bring a fresh breeze to the cast of this theatrical highlight.
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