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Cecilia Bartoli’s contract as Artistic Director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival is extended to 2021

published in: Whitsun

( 28 Nov 2014 ) Tonight, Cecilia Bartoli presents her new album St. Petersburg at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, and already it promises to break sales records. Cecilia Bartoli, Helga Rabl-Stadler and Markus Hinterhäuser will take advantage of the occasion to make an announcement which is equally pleasing to the Festival, to Cecilia Bartoli and our audience: On May 21, 2013 Cecilia Bartoli extended her contract until 2016, throughout the duration of the directorate of Helga Rabl-Stadler and Sven-Eric Bechtolf. Today, the Festival leadership and Cecilia Bartoli announce their further cooperation starting with the artistic directorship of Markus Hinterhäuser in 2017.

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Individual Tickets for the 2015 Whitsun Festival already Available for Online Purchase

published in: Whitsun

( 14 Nov 2014 ) Tickets for the 2015 Whitsun Festival are already available for individual sale, not only as subscriptions, but for any performance with tickets still available. The programme includes such highlights as Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride with Cecilia Bartoli and Christopher Maltman, or the ballet performance A Midsummer Night’s Dream by John Neumeier, based on William Shakespeare, featuring the Hamburg Ballet and the Mozarteum Orchestra – and there are still tickets available for some performances. Secure your tickets now, and enjoy the Whitsun Festival, this year under the motto “Thus I will call upon all gods”!

Third Salzburg Festival Ball • Cecilia Bartoli Sings at the Opening Concert

published in: Festival Ball, Whitsun

( 12 Jun 2014 ) The Salzburg Festival Ball will resemble a glittering fairy-tale for the third time on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The Motto is “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella). The opera of the same name by Gioachino Rossini, having just elicited wildly enthusiastic reactions from the Whitsun Festival audience, will also be performed during the last weekend of the Festival season. Celebrated as Cinderella Angelina on stage at the Haus für Mozart, an appearance by mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli crowns the festive concert opening the Festival Ball at the Felsenreitschule.

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Thus I will call upon all gods

published in: Whitsun

( 10 Jun 2014 ) With her charisma and her excellence, Cecilia Bartoli sweeps audiences, fellow artists and staff off their feet. Due to her plethora of ideas, the Whitsun Festival has reached a new dimension, artistically and economically. Responsible for the festival’s business aspects as I am, of course I welcome sold-out houses. We will be able to celebrate a new record attendance at Whitsun 2014,” declares Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival. Find more information about the exciting programme of the Whitsun Festival 2015!

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Rossiniesque Fireworks Inspire Roaring Applause from Audience • Increase in Attendance

published in: Whitsun

( 10 Jun 2014 ) With cleverly chosen works and indomitable artistic energy, Artistic Director Cecilia Bartoli proved once again that Salzburg is an international beacon at Whitsuntide too, the musical place to be. Within five days, the enthusiastic audience experienced two staged opera productions for the first time: the new production La Cenerentola and Otello as well as six concerts, a gala dinner and the exhibition Rossinimania, as well as performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Salzburg Marionette Theatre. Without exception, the invited artists created the kind of musical fireworks that a festival requires and is defined by. 

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Presentation of the 2014 Salzburg Festival Editions

published in: Whitsun, General

( 5 Jun 2014 ) In anticipation of the 2014 Whitsun Festival, Festival President Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler hosted the traditional presentation and tasting of the Salzburg Festival Special Editions at the SalzburgKulisse, Haus für Mozart. The Salzburg Festival presented the Festival Wines, the Festival Pils and, for the very first time, the Salzburg Festival Cuvée Brut from the Schlumberger Wineries.

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Cecilia Bartoli as Cenerentola at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival

published in: Whitsun

( 4 Jun 2014 ) The centrepiece of this year’s Salzburg Whitsun Festival, which takes place under the artistic directorship of Cecilia Bartoli and the motto “Rossinissimo!”, is the opera La Cenerentola. Directed by Damiano Michieletto and conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi, the fairy-tale of Cinderella will appear in a new guise on the stage of the Haus für Mozart.

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ROSSINIMANIA, Vienna 1822 • Special Exhibition as part of the Whitsun Festival

published in: Whitsun

( 11 Apr 2014 ) This year’s Whitsun Festival is devoted entirely to the composer Gioachino Rossini, whose most important works the Whitsun Festival’s Artistic Director, Cecilia Bartoli, has assembled in a musical display of fireworks. The specially developed exhibit ROSSINIMANIA, Vienna 1822 features original pieces, multimedia image shows, “talking” wallpaper and carpets, recreating the “Rossini fever” the composer caused, like a rock star, among his audience. The exhibit runs from June 5 to 27, 2014 at the Schüttkasten; admission is free!

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Experience the Mariinsky Ballet in Le Sacre du printemps

published in: Concert, Whitsun

( 18 May 2013 )  Le Sacre du printemps is featured in no less than two productions at this year’s Whitsun Festival. On the one hand, it is the focus of the exhibit re-rite – You are the Orchestra; on the other, it is the highlight of the programme point SpringSACRIFICE, featuring the Mariinsky Ballet. Experience Igor Stravinsky’s impressive score and its archaic rhythms on two occasions at the Großes Festspielhaus under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

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Storms of Applause after Norma Premiere

published in: Opera, Whitsun

( 18 May 2013 ) Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma staged by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, conducted by Giovanni Antonini with Cecilia Bartoli in the title role: all this and more made the audience’s hearts beat quicker at yesterday’s Norma premiere! The guests thanked the artists and team with extensive applause between scenes and several minutes of curtain calls.

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