A Highly Successful Production of L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

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AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival [2] – Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea: Soloists, Bodhi Project and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (conductor). Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, 22.8.2018. (MB)

L’Incoronazione di Poppea (c) Maarten Vanden Abeele

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Salzburg Whitsun Festival 7 – 10 June 2019

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Voci celestiHeavenly Voices Salzburg Whitsun Festival 7 – 10 June 2019

Entitled Voci celesti – Heavenly Voices, the 2019 Salzburg Whitsun Festival dedicates itself to the memory of the great castrato voices. ‘It is no coincidence that I can realize the idea now, when discussions about the abuse of the bodily integrity of artists have become so topical. In the name of art, thousands of boys were mutilated – a terrible tradition which was kept alive for centuries and only rarely questioned. Given this background, I wondered whether the great artistic accomplishments of this era should be celebrated at all by performing these pieces of music? To me, the answer is obvious: yes, absolutely. However, their art must be illuminated from other perspectives too, and the highly problematic context discussed,’ says Cecilia Bartoli, Artistic Director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival.

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A Less Than Complete Picture of Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival

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AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival [5] – Berg, Wozzeck: Soloists, Salzburg Festival and Theatre Children’s Choir (chorus master: Wolfgang Götz), Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, 14.8.2017. (MB)

Regie : WILLIAM KENTRIDGE ; CO-Regieb:  Luc De Wit Bühne : Sabine Theunissen ; Kostüme : Greta Goiris ; Video Compositor & Editor : Catherine  Meyburgh Licht :  Urs  Schönebaum ; Video Operator : Kim Gunnings
William Kentridge’s <i.Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival (c) Salzburg Festival /Ruth Walz

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