Fine performances in Salzburg fail to redeem Martinů’s flawed The Greek Passion

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2023 [9] – Martinů, The Greek Passion: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Salzburg Festival and Theatre Children’s Choir, Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Maxime Pascal (conductor). Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, 22.8.2023. (MB)

Charles Workman (Yannakos) and Sara Jakubiak (Katerina) © SF/Monika Rittershaus

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Excellent performances of Ligeti and Richard Strauss from Daniel Harding and the Vienna Philharmonic

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2023 [8] – Ligeti and R. Strauss: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 21.8.2023. (MB)

Daniel Harding conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © SF/Marco Borrelli

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Salzburg’s contemporary new production of Le nozze di Figaro only partly meets expectations

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival [6] – Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Raphaël Pichon (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 20.8.2023. (MB)

Sabine Devieilhe (Susanna) and Krzysztof Bączyk (Figaro) © SF/Matthias Horn

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Verdi’s Macbeth proves infertile ground for Krzysztof Warlikowski at the Salzburg Festival

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2023 [2] – Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Performance of 29.7.2023 (directed by Henning Kasten) and available until 27.10.2023 on ARTE Concert. (JPr)

Krzysztof Warlikowski’s Macbeth Act II, Scene 3 © Bernd Uhlig

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