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Salzburg Festival 2017

July 21 - Aug 31

Established in 1920 the Salzburg festival has a lot to offer those who love classical music, opera and the arts. Salzburg is the summer residence of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra which reaches its 175th anniversary this year.

The new Artistic Director is Markus Hinter Hausers who is definitely making is mark on the festival.

There will be 188 performances, 5 new productions, 3 semi- staged performances, two concert opera performances.

35 operas, 85 concerts,

Lied recitals

From Richard Strauss, George Frideric Handel, Alban Berg,

Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Robert Schumann, Percell Henry, Jean- Philippe Rameau  


Featuring the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig von Beethoven and others.

Chamber Concerts

Featuring  works by Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gustav Mahler and others.



The centrepiece and yearly standard drama of the festival - Jedermann / every man, is held outdoors in the Dom Pl.  

Hugo Hofmannsthal

Director: Micheal Sturming

Other dramas include The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter,  

and Looking for William

Mozart Matinee Stiftung Mozarteum Grosser Saaal

Conductors: Grazinyte Tylo, Bolton, Luks, Carydis

Ticket  Euro  15 - 155

Estonian  Philharmonic Chamber  Choir

Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg  

Also works by Anton Bruckner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert


Opera  Ariodante by George Frederic Handel, 1734

Haus for Mozart

Italian with German  English surtitles

Conductor: Gianluca Capuano

Director: Christof Lay

Aida Giuseppe Verdi 1870

Grosse Festspeilhaus

Conducter: Riccardo Muti

Director: Shirin Nesbit  

Vienna State Opera  Chorus

Vienna Philharmonic  

Idue  Foscari - Giuseppe Verdi

3 acts, 1844,  Italian with German and English surtitles

Conductor Michele Mariath

Grosse Festspeilhaus


Placido Dominigo - Francesco Fascari

Joseph Calleja  - Jacupo Foscari

Maria Agreste - Lucrezia Contarini

Vienna Philharmonic Choir

Mozarteum Orchestra  Salzburg

Opera  La clemenza di  Tito - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1791, Sung in Italian with German / English surtitles


Conductor: Teactor Correntzis

Director: Peter Sellars

Wozzeck - Alban  Berg Opera  3 acts

Libretto by Alban Berg from Georg Buchners 1836 play

German with German  and English surtitles

Conductor: Valdimir Jurowski

Director: William Kentridge

Vienna Philharmonic

Salzburg Festspiele Childrens Choir

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensdk District

Dimitry Shostakovich, 1932

Sung in Russian with English and German surtitles  

Grosse Festspielhaus

Conductor: Mariss Jansons

Director: Andreas Kriegenburg

Lear -Aribert Reimann


Opera 1978 - Libretto by Claus Henneberg based on the 1777

German translation by Johann Ewschenberg’s of William Shakespeare’s King Lear , German with English surtitles.

Conductor : Franz Welser- Moest

Director: Simon Stone

Vienna State Opera Chorus    

Vienna Philharmonic


Wiener Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Bavarian Radio Symphony

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony

Vienna Philharmonic

Will be  performing works by Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner,

Gustav Mahler, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and others.


Chambers Concerts

Featuring the works of Franz Schubert , Johann Sebastian Bach, Gustav Mahler and others.

Solo recitals

Numerous solo recitals

Ouveture Spiritualle:

Works by Handel, Mozart

For a wonderful Travel Program Guide easily informing about and how to get from one venue to the next within the beautiful city of Salzburg as well as the surrounding Province

See:  Salzburg Itinerary

Also One week Austria Travel Guide 

Salzburg Festival  2015


Wolfgang A Mozart- The marriage of Figaro

Ludwig von Beethoven - Fidelio

Giuseppe Verdi - Iitrovatore

Richard Strauss -  Der Rosenkavalier

Vincenzo Bellini - Norma

Jules Massenet - Werther

Guiseppe Verdi - Erani  

Featured this year at the Salzburg Festival:

Die Eroberung von Mexico – Wolfgang Rihm

Music drama by Antonin Artaud ( 1896-1948)

Wolfgang Rihm

Libretto by Wolfgang Rihm

A new production English and German subtitles

Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher

Director: Peter Konwitschny

Main Cast

Montezuma: Angela Denoke

Cortez: Bo Skoyhus

The Conquest of Mexico is not a historical drama

rather the theme of this opera is that of encountering, the other.

The Salzburg Festival will also feature

The Barber of Seville for Children

Monika Sigl Radauer

Workshop to introduce kids to the Barber of Seville production for children, introduce kids to the production of  the opera, the characters and the storyline. 45 min    

Salzburg Festival Dramas

Hugo Von Hofmannsthal-Jedermann / Everyman

Has been performed at the Salzburg Festival for the past 90 years.  

A play about the death of a wealthy man. The theme is that great wealth will make no difference in the end.

The performance will be moved indoors to the Grosses Festspielhaus in case of bad weather.

Directors Julian Crouch and Brian Mertes


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Clavigo

Berthold Brecht - Kurt Weill - Mack The Knife

A Salzburg Threepenny Opera

William Shakespeare - Comedy of Errors

Salzburg Festival Concerts 2015

Vienna Philharmonic

Works of Anton Bruckner and Bohuslav Martinu

Large Fest Spielhaus

Performers : Christian Elsner, Yannick Nezet- Seguin,

Franz- Josef Selig, Karen Cargill, Peter Dijkstra, Dorthea Roeschmann,

Lied Recitals  at the Salzburg Festival - various performances songs and arias features the works of: Hugo Wolf, Franz List,Francesco Paolo Tusti, Reynaldo Hahn, Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Faure, Giuseppe Verdi, and Gustav Mahler

Mozart Matinees at the Salzburg Festival -  Stiftung Mozarteum, also including works by

Franz Schubert

The Vienna Philharmonic will also perform with the Young Wind and Brass at the Salzburg Festival.     

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