Salzburg Festspiele

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Shirin Neshat directed Aida at Salzburg Festival five years ago and it was reviewed here. It was her first experience as a director and, apart from some reference to the Middle East, she focused mainly on the o...
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Káťa Kabanová
Salzburg Festival 2022

“So quiet, so beautiful around here… and I must die”, these are the last words that Káťa pronounces before throwing herself into the river Volga.  She prefers death to the bigotry and oppression surrounding her...
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Die Zauberflöte
Salzburger Festspiele 2022

For the 2022 Summer Festival, the American stage director Lydia Steier has reworked her 2018 production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte collaborating with the acclaimed conductor Joana Mallwitz. According to Ste...
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Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Salzburger Festspiele

Every exceptional opera performance has at least one scene that continues to resonate in one’s mind for hours and occasionally days after the experience. Such is the case with this production of Rossini’s opera...
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Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno

The acclaimed mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, who has been the artistic director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival since 2012, has presented this year the early Handel’s oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disi...
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Così fan tutte

The current production of Così fan Tutte at the 2020 Salzburg festival was already staged last year with some cuts to the original score in order to comply with the health requirements due to the pandemic: a ma...

Salzburg Festival 2019

Cutting edge and provocative, this year’s new production of Cherubini’s Médée performed at Salzburg Festspiele is notable for the originality of the direction and its clear political message. Composed originall...