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Chamber Concerts
Salzburg Festival - a long and arduous story

Summer 2003

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SUMMER 2003

 

Also this summer on the stages of the Salzburg Festival, the ample Festspielhaus, the Felsenreitschule, the Mozarteum, the island Perner-Insel Hallein and in many other venues, are held operas, dramas and various concerts.
   

Operas:

 

Die Bakchantinnen Performances:

 

"Die Bakchantinnen" by Egon Wellesz is an opera in two acts. The concert performance takes place in the Kleines Festspielhaus. Cast: Roman Trekel, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Raymond Very etc.

 

Kleines Festspielhaus
Sunday, August 24, 2003 – 4 p.m.

   
Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail Performances:

 

The new production of the German Singspiel by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is performed at the Kleines Festspielhaus. Cast: Iride Martinez, Diana Damrau, Jonas Kaufman etc.

 

Kleines Festspielhaus
Premiere: Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30 - 6.30 p.m.
Sunday, August 3 - 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 5 - 6.30 p.m.
Sunday, August 10 - 6.30 p.m.
Thursday, August 14 - 6.00 p.m.
Thursday, August 21 - 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, August 23 - 6.30 p.m.
Monday, August 25 - 5.00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 27 - 6.00 p.m.
Friday, August 29 - 7.30 p.m.

   
Die ägyptische Helena Performances:

 

"Ägyptische Helena" by Richard Strauss is a concert performance, libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. The performance takes place in the Felsenreitschule. Cast: Deborah Voigt, Albert Bonnema, Falk Struckmann etc.

 

Felsenreitschule
Premiere: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 7.00 p.m.
Thursday, July 31 - 7.00 p.m.
Saturday, August 2 - 7.00 p.m.

   
Don Carlo Performances:

 

The "Don Carlo" by Giuseppe Verdi, an opera in four acts sung in italian - with German and English supertitles - is a revival and takes place in the Grosses Festspielhaus. Cast: Johan Botha, Adrianne Pieczonka, Olga Borodina etc.

 

Grosses Festspielhaus
Premiere: Saturday, August 2, 2003 - 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 13 - 6.30 p.m.
Sunday, August 17 - 6.30 p.m.
Friday, August 22 - 6.30 p.m.
Monday, August 25 - 5.30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 27 - 6.30 p.m.

 

   
Don Giovanni Performances:

 

The "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a revival. It’s a dramma giocoso in two acts sung in italian with German and English supertitles. Cast: Thomas Hampson, Anna Netrebko, Melanie Diener etc.

 

Grosses Festspielhaus
Premiere: Thursday, August 14 - 6.30 p.m.
Saturday, August 16 - 6.30 p.m.
Monday, August 18 - 6.30 p.m.
Thursday, August 21 - 7.00 p.m.
Saturday, August 23 - 7.00 p.m.

   
L´Upupa und der Triumph der Sohnesliebe Performances:

 

This German comedy by Hans Werner Henze is the first performance and takes place in the Kleines Festspielhaus. Cast: Laura Aikin, John Mark Ainsley, Alfred Muff etc.

 

Kleines Festspielhaus
Premiere: Tuesday, August 12 - 8.00 p.m.
Saturday, August 16 - 3.00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20 - 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26 - 8.00 p.m.

   
La Clemenza di Tito Performances:

 

This opera seria in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a new production and takes place in the Felsenreitschule. The libretto is in Italian - German and English supertitles. Cast: Michael Schade, Dorothea Röschmann, Barbara Bonney etc.

 

Felsenreitschule
Premiere: Wednesday, August 6 - 6.30 p.m.
Saturday, August 9 - 6.30 p.m.
Friday, August 15 - 6.30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 19 - 6.30 p.m.
Sunday, August 24 - 7.30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26 - 3.00 p.m.
Thursday, August 28 - 6.30 p.m.

   
Les contes d´Hoffmann Performances:

 

The opéra fantastique in five acts "Les Contes D´Hoffmann" by Jacques Offenbach is performed in a special Salzburg version, sung in French with German and English supertitles in the Grosses Festspielhaus. Cast: Neil Shicoff, L´ubica Vargicová, Soile Isokoski etc.

 

Grosses Festspielhaus
Premiere: Wednesday, July 30, 7.00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3 - 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, August 9 - 7.00 p.m.
Friday, August 15 - 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 19 - 7.00 p.m.
Sunday, August 24 - 7.00 p.m.
Saturday, August 30 - 7.00 p.m.

   
Samson et Dailila Performances:

 

Samson et Dailila is an opera by Camille Saint-Saens sung in French. This opera in three acts is performed in the Grosses Festspielhaus. Cast: Olga Borodina, Plácido Domingo, Sergej Leiferkus etc.

 

Grosses Festspielhaus
Monday, August 11 - 7.00 p.m.

 
   

Prosa:

 

Meeting the poet  

 

Christa Wolf reads "Christa Wolf".

 
   
Das weite Land Performances:

 

"Das Weite Land" by Arthur Schnitzler is a tragi-comedy in five acts and takes place in the Landestheater. Cast: Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Corinna Kirchhoff, Angela Schmid etc.

 

Landestheater
Premiere: Monday, July 28 - 6.30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29 - 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30 - 6.30 p.m.
Thursday, July 31 - 6.30 p.m.
Friday, August 1 - 6.30 p.m.
Saturday, August 2 - 6.30 p.m.
Sunday, August 3 - 6.30 p.m.
Monday, August 4 - 6.30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 5 - 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 6 - 6.30 p.m.
Thursday, August 7 - 6.30 p.m.

   
Die Frau vom Meer Performances:

 

"Die Frau vom Meer"is a new production – in German – at the Republic, in cooperation with the Deutsches Theater Berlin.

 

Republic
Premiere: Sunday, July 27 - 8.00 p.m.
Monday, July 28 - 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29 - 8.00 p.m.
Thursday, July 31 - 8.00 p.m.
Saturday, August 2 - 8.00 p.m.

   
Fotolabor Kreuzlingen Performances:

 

"Fotolabor Kreuzlingen" :Urban Art against Unterbelichtetes Theater. The performance takes place at the Republic.

 

Republic
Premiere: Saturday, August 2 - 11.00 p.m.
Friday, August 8 - 11.00 p.m.
Saturday, August 9 - 11.00 p.m.

   
Jedermann Performances:

 

Jedermann by Hugo von Hofmannsthal is a play about the death of a rich man. The performance takes place on the Cathedral Square, in case of bad weather, at the Grosses Festspielhaus. Cast: Peter Fitz, Tobias Moretti, Peter Simonischek, Veronica Ferres etc.

 

Cathedral Square (Domplatz)/Grosses Festspielhaus
Premiere: Saturday, July 26 - 8.30 p.m.
Friday, August 1 - 5.30 p.m.
Monday, August 4 - 5.30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 5 - 5.30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 6 - 5.30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 12 - 8.30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20 -5.30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26 - 5.30 p.m.
Thursday, August 28 - 2.30 p.m.
Friday, August 29 - 5.00 p.m.

   
Macht nichts Performances:

 

It’s a little trilogy of Elfriede Jelinek’s death. The performance takes place on the Perner Island, Hallein. Cast: Graham F. Valentine, Sylvana Krappatsch, Ludwig Boettger etc.

 

Perner Island Hallein
Premiere: Sunday, August 17 - 7.30 p.m.
Monday, August 18 - 7.30 p.m.

   
Peer Gynt Performances:

 

"Peer Gynt" a dramatic poem based on Henrik Ibsen. The performance takes place on the Perner Island in Hallein. Cast: Franziska Henschel, Benjamin Höppner, Cornelia Kempers etc.

 

Perner Island Hallein
Premiere: Friday, August 1 - 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, August 2 - 7.30 p.m.
Sunday, August 3 - 7.30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 5 - 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 6 - 7.30 p.m.
Friday, August 8 - 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, August 9 - 7.30 p.m.
Sunday, August 10 - 7.30 p.m.
Monday, August 11 - 7.30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 12 - 7.30 p.m.

   
Porcile Performances:

 

"Porcile" by Pier Paolo Pasolini is a new production, performed in Italian with German – the performance takes place at the Republic.

 

Republic
Premiere: Friday, August 8 - 8.00 p.m.
Saturday, August 9 - 8.00 p.m.

   
Revizor Performances:

 

Revizor is a comedy in five acts by Nikolai Gogol in Latvian with German supertitles. The performance takes place at the Republic.

 

Republic
Premiere: Thursday, August 14 - 7.00 p.m.
Friday, August 15 -7.00 p.m.

   
Woyzeck Performances:

 

A new production by Georg Büchner at the Landestheater.

 

Landestheater
Premiere: Saturday, August 16 - 8.00 p.m.
Sunday, August 17 - 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 19 - 8.00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20 - 7.00 p.m.
Thursday, August 21 - 8.00 p.m.
Friday, August 22 - 8.00 p.m.
Saturday, August 23 - 8.00 p.m.
Sunday, August 24 - 8.00 p.m.
Monday, August 25 - 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26 - 8.00 p.m.

   
Zeit zu lieben Zeit zu sterben Performances:

 

"Zeit zu lieben Zeit zu sterben" is a production by Fritz Kater, the winner of the price Dramatikerpreis 2003. The performance takes place at the Landestheater.

 

Landestheater
Friday, August 29 - 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, August 30 - 7.30 p.m.

 
   

Concerts:

 

Berliner Philharmoniker

 

Date: Grosses Festspielhaus
Thursday, August 28 - 8.30 p.m.
Friday, August 29 - 8.30 p.m.

   
Camerata Salzburg

 

Performances: Mozarteum
Kavakos: Tuesday, August 12 - 7.30 p.m.
Kam: Sunday, August 17 - 7.30 p.m.
Concert for families: Wednesday, August 20 - 3.00 p.m.
Shaham: Thursday, August 21 - 7.30 p.m.
Perahia: Tuesday, August 26 - 7.30 p.m.

   
Guest Orchestras  

 

Performances: Grosses Festspielhaus/Kleines Festspielhaus/Felsenreitschule
Staatskapelle Dresden: Friday, August 1 - 9.00 p.m. (Grosses Festspielhaus)
RSO-Wien Fischer-Dieskau: Sunday, August 17 - 11.00 a.m. (Felsenreitschule)
RSO-Wien de Billy: Monday, August 18 - 8.00 (Kleines Festspielhaus)
Concertgebouworchester: Wednesday, August 20 - 9.00 p.m. (Grosses Festspielhaus)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Monday, August 25 - 9.00 p.m.
(Felsenreitschule)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Tuesday, August 26 - 9.00 p.m.
(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Saturday, August 30 - 9.00 p.m. (Kleines Festspielhaus)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Sunday, August 31 - 9.00 p.m. (Grosses Festspielhaus)
Attersee Institute Orchestra: Sunday, August 31 - 11.00 a.m. (Felsenreitschule)

   
Chamber Ensembles of the Vienna Philharmonic

 

Performances: Mozarteum
Wiener Virtuosen: Monday, July 28 - 6.30 p.m.
Ensemble Wiener Collage: Friday, August 8 - 7.30 p.m.
Ring-Ensemble: Thursday, August 14 - 7.30 p.m.
Ensemble Wien-Berlin: Saturday, August 30 - 7.30 p.m.

   

 

Performances: Mozarteum
Galway: Monday, August 11 - 7.30 p.m.
Rachmaninow: Monday, August 18 - 7.00 p.m.
Artis Quartett: Saturday, August 23 - 7.30 p.m.
Emerson Quartet: Wednesday, August 27 - 7.30 p.m.

   
Church Concert

 

Performances: Kleines Festspielhaus
Mess in C Minor (church St. Peter): Tuesday, August 19 - 8.00 p.m.

   
Lied Recitals

 

Date: Kleines Festspielhaus/Mozarteum
Lied Recital Bartoli: Tuesday, July 29 - 7.30 p.m.(Mozarteum)
Lied Recital Hampson: Friday, August 1 - 7.30 p.m. (Kleines Festspielhaus)
Marathon by Hugo-Wolf: Monday, August 4 - 7.00 p.m. (Kleines Festspielhaus)
Lied Recital Lipovsek: Monday, August 11 - 7.30 p.m. (Kleines Festspielhaus)
Lied Recital Gheorghiu: Wednesday, August 13 - 7.30 p.m. (Kleines Festspielhaus)
Lied Recital Scholl: Friday, August 15 - 7.30 p.m. (Mozarteum)
Lied Recital Vargas: Wednesday, August 20 - 7.30 p.m. (Mozarteum)
Lied Recital Bostridge: Sunday, August 24 - 7.30 p.m. (Mozarteum)
Lied Recital Skovhus: Friday, August 29 - 7.30 p.m. (Mozarteum)

   
Mozart Matinées

 

Performances: Mozarteum
Soudant/Schmid (Soirée): Saturday, July 26 - 7.30 p.m.
Soudant/Schmid: Sunday, July 27 - 11.00 a.m.
Hofstetter/Contzen: Saturday, August 2 - 11.00 a.m.
Hofstetter/Contzen: Sunday, August 3 - 11.00 a.m.
Viotti/Garanca: Saturday, August 9 - 11.00 a.m.
Viotti/Garanca: Sunday, August 10 - 11.00 a.m.
Balton/Vladar: Saturday, August 16 - 11.00 a.m.
Balton/Vladar: Sunday, August 17 - 11.00 a.m.
Jordan/Kirchschlager: Saturday, August 23 - 11.00 a.m.
Jordan/Kirchschlager: Sunday, August 24 - 11.00 a.m.
Soudant/Kikuchi: Saturday, August 30 - 11.00 a.m.
Soudant/Kikuchi: Sunday, August 31 - 11.00 a.m.

   
Salzburg Début

 

Performances: Schüttkasten
Debut Krumpöck: Sunday, July 27 - 4.00 p.m.
Debut Say: Saturday, August 2 - 4.00 p.m.
Debut Wendeberg: Sunday, August 3 - 4.00 p.m.
Debut Gourari: Saturday, August 9 - 4.00 p.m.
Debut Yundi Li: Sunday, August 10 - 4.00 p.m.

   
Salzburg Passages

 

Performances: Felsenreitschule/Rupertinum/Mozarteum/Republic/Perner-Insel/Congress Centre (Kongresshaus)
Passages Opening: Thursday, August 21 - 4.00 p.m. (Felsenreitschule)
Passages Blue Cliffs: Friday, August 22 - 8.00 p.m.(Republic)
Passages Austrian Night: Saturday, August 23 - 8.00 p.m.(Republic)
Passages Satiemania: Sunday, August 24 - 11.00 a.m. - 11.00 p.m. (Rupertinum)
Passages Dona nobis pacem: Monday, August 25 - 8.00 p.m.(Republic)
Passages Piano special: Tuesday, August 26 - 8.00 p.m.(Republic)
Passages Hommage: Wednesday, August 27 - 8.00 p.m.(Republic)
Passages Time I Space: Thursday, August 28 - 8.00 p.m.(Republic)
Passages Profumes: Friday, August 29 - 7.00 p.m.(Perner-Insel Hallein)
Passages Rituals: Saturday, August 30 - 8.00 p.m.(Congress Centre -Kongresshaus)
Passages Finals: Sunday, August 31 - 6.00 p.m.(Mozarteum - Wiener Saal)

   
Solo Recitals

 

Performances: Grosses Festspielhaus/Mozarteum
Solo Recital Volodos: Wednesday, July 30 - 9.00 p.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Solo Recital Pollini: Wednesday, August 6 - 9.00 p.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Solo Recital Kissin: Friday, August 8 - 9.00 p.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Solo Recital Schiff: Sunday, August 10 - 7.30 p.m.(Mozarteum)
Solo Recital Brendel: Saturday, August 16 - 11.00 a.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Solo Recital Duo Shaham: Tuesday, August 19 - 7.30 (Mozarteum)

   
Summer Academy

 

Performances: Mozarteum
Summer Academy Henze: Wednesday, August 6 - 7.30 p.m.
Concert of the winners of the Academy: Friday, August 22 - 7.30 p.m.

   
Wiener Hofmusikkapelle

 

Performances: Felsenreitschule
Thursday, August 7 - 8.00 p.m.
Friday, August 8 - 8.00 p.m.

   
Vienna Philharmonic

 

Performances: Grosses Festspielhaus/Felsenreitschule
Gergiev: Saturday, July 26 - 5.00 p.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Gergiev: Sunday, July 27 - 9.00 p.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Bychkov: Monday, August 4 - 9.00 p.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Bychkov: Tuesday, August 5 - 9.00 p.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Muti: Friday, August 15 - 11.00 a.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Muti: Sunday, August 17 - 11.00 a.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Boulez: Saturday, August 23 - 11.00 a.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Boulez: Sunday, August 24 - 11.00 a.m.(Grosses Festspielhaus)
Harnoncourt: Friday, August 29 - 5.00 p.m.(Felsenreitschule)
Harnoncourt: Saturday, August 30 - 11.00 a.m.(Felsenreitschule)

   
Extraordinary concerts:

 

Performances: Hangar-7
Harfenquartett Helikopter: Friday, August 22 - 6.00 p.m.
Taurus Rubens: Friday, August 22 - 7.45 p.m.

 
   

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HISTORY

 

The founding fathers  
In the year 1917 the register Max Reinhardt wrote a memorandum, published by the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who in 1919 founded a program of the Festival. Max Reinhardt had started his career at today’s Landestheater. The founding fathers of the Festival are Richard Strauss, Max Reinhardt and Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
   
The Festival during the Nazi era
When the National Socialist troops entered in Salzburg on the 12 th of March 1938 the ”Anschluss” of Austria to Germany had taken place. The Nazi ideology influenced the Festival, too.
Many actors were forbiden to appear on stage. Some of the works of the Festival’s founding father, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, were banned, starting with his “Jedermann” (but not Strauss operas with libretto by Hofmannsthal). The spectacular “Faust” in the Felsenreitschule by Reinhardt was replaced by an Egmont.
The propaganda ministry of Berlin wanted ”German art” to dominate the repertoire. Furthermore, foreign spectators were no longer welcome in Salzburg. Thousands of Germans were taken to the Festival, above all poor workers, who received the tickets from the government under the sign of the program “Force by joy”. The Nazis used the city as an enormous propaganda instrument and put up thousands of swastika flags. At the end in 1943, the name “Festspiele” was transformed by the propaganda ministry to “Salzburger Theater- und Musiksommer” (Summer of Salzburg’s theatre and music).
In 1946 life returned to normality. The members of the Wiener Staatsoper and of the Vienna Philharmonic finally returned to the Festival.
   
Herbert von Karajan – a legend  
Herbert von Karajan, another legend in the story of the Festival, opened the new Grosses Festspielhaus on the 26 July 1960 with the performance Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss. A new era had begun.

The most famous operas of the XIX century, with the best singers had been: Il Trovatore (1962), Otello (1970), Don Carlo (1975), Aida (1979), Falstaff (1981), Macbeth (1984) and Maskenball (1989) were performed, as well as Carmen by Bizet (1966, 1985), Boris Godunow by Mussorgsky (1965) and Hoffmanns Erzaehlungen by Offenbach (1980).

   
The Mortier era  
Gerard Mortier wanted to make up for the stagnancy of the previous years. The “New Salzburg”, he proclaimed, followed the idea of a vaster and more modern repertoire, of new esthetic ideas, also provocative ones, and of a different and younger audience. The annual number of new productions increased considerably and the various periods of performances were united by a motto.
 
   

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