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The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra electrifies Salzburg with Wagner

Nearing 20, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, created by Daniel Barenboim and the late Edward Said in the interests of musical harmony bringing social divides, still wanders far from its musicians' ho

Nearing 20, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, created by Daniel Barenboim and the late Edward Said in the interests of musical harmony bringing social divides, still wanders far from its musicians' ho

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'West Side Story' hits Salzburg

Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece “West Side Story” is the highlight of the Salzburg Festival in Austria.

Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece “West Side Story” is the highlight of the Salzburg Festival in Austria.

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'West Side Story' Director Phil McKinley's viewpoint

Stage director Phil McKinley talks about the major difference between opera and musical, as well as telling us about how the “West Side Story” project was first brought up, and the joys of working wit

Stage director Phil McKinley talks about the major difference between opera and musical, as well as telling us about how the “West Side Story” project was first brought up, and the joys of working wit

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West Side Story in Salzburg, the operatic emotion

Content provided by Rolex Partner, Cecilia Bartoli made it a habit as the artistic director of the Whitsun Festival of Salzburg: for every new

Content provided by Rolex Partner, Cecilia Bartoli made it a habit as the artistic director of the Whitsun Festival of Salzburg: for every new

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Center stage: Salzburg Whitsun Festival

THE POWER OF THE VOICE. In the art of opera, the voices of solo singers and choruses unite with the work of composers, librettists, directors

THE POWER OF THE VOICE. In the art of opera, the voices of solo singers and choruses unite with the work of composers, librettists, directors

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Jonas Kaufmann: three operas, three roles, three styles

Content provided by Rolex Partner, Jonas Kaufmann is probably one of the most solicited performer of the lyrical stages nowadays and after having

Content provided by Rolex Partner, Jonas Kaufmann is probably one of the most solicited performer of the lyrical stages nowadays and after having

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Portrait: Claus Guth

Content provided by Rolex Partner, Beginning 4 August, the Salzburg Festival will give a new production of Fidelio, the unique opera of Beethoven

Content provided by Rolex Partner, Beginning 4 August, the Salzburg Festival will give a new production of Fidelio, the unique opera of Beethoven

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Kaufmann's dark take on Beethoven at Salzburg Festival

It is one of the highlights of this year’s Salzburg Festival: The new production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio”. On stage, there’s a remarkable cast

It is one of the highlights of this year’s Salzburg Festival: The new production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio”. On stage, there’s a remarkable cast

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Watch live the Salzburg Festival

Watch Salzburg Festival: Juan Diego Flórez sings Leoncavallo, Tosti, Rossini, Donizetti, Duparc and Gounod – With Vincenzo Scalera

Watch Salzburg Festival: Juan Diego Flórez sings Leoncavallo, Tosti, Rossini, Donizetti, Duparc and Gounod – With Vincenzo Scalera

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Cecilia Bartoli as Gluck's tragic heroine

“I pray to the almighty gods” is this year’s theme of the Whitsun festival in Salzburg, chosen by artistic director Cecilia Bartoli. The famous mezzo

“I pray to the almighty gods” is this year’s theme of the Whitsun festival in Salzburg, chosen by artistic director Cecilia Bartoli. The famous mezzo

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A unique collaboration: Cecilia Bartoli and her duo of directors

In these bonus interviews, we get a glimpse into the unique collaboration between Cecilia Bartoli and the director’s team Moshe Leiser and Patrice

In these bonus interviews, we get a glimpse into the unique collaboration between Cecilia Bartoli and the director’s team Moshe Leiser and Patrice

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Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' takes Salzburg by storm

Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ is a highlight of this year’s Salzburg Festival, thanks in part to an outstanding cast. It is one of the most popular

Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ is a highlight of this year’s Salzburg Festival, thanks in part to an outstanding cast. It is one of the most popular

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Il Trovatore: A Song of Night, Fire and Vengeance

Content provided by Rolex Partner, The Salzburg Festival plays Verdi’s Il Trovatore. A dark and flamboyant, complex and convoluted work being

Content provided by Rolex Partner, The Salzburg Festival plays Verdi’s Il Trovatore. A dark and flamboyant, complex and convoluted work being

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Desperately seeking summer festivals in Austria?

The festival season is upon us again, and in Austria, the Salzburger Festspiele opened with its traditional performance of Jedermann (Everyman), a

The festival season is upon us again, and in Austria, the Salzburger Festspiele opened with its traditional performance of Jedermann (Everyman), a

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Center stage: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Article brought to you by PHILOSOPHY AND TRADITION AN ORCHESTRA UNLIKE ANY OTHER The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is a name instantly

Article brought to you by PHILOSOPHY AND TRADITION AN ORCHESTRA UNLIKE ANY OTHER The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is a name instantly

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Center Stage: The Salzburg Festival

Article brought to you by AUGUST IN SALZBURG WHERE MUSIC AND MAESTROS MEET For almost a century, the Alpine city of Salzburg, Austria, has been

Article brought to you by AUGUST IN SALZBURG WHERE MUSIC AND MAESTROS MEET For almost a century, the Alpine city of Salzburg, Austria, has been

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Don Carlo's sensational cast delights Salzburg audiences

The Salzburg Festival celebrates the bicentenary of Verdi’s birth with three of his operas: ‘Don Carlo’ is one of them – the longest, the most

The Salzburg Festival celebrates the bicentenary of Verdi’s birth with three of his operas: ‘Don Carlo’ is one of them – the longest, the most

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The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra: a unique ensemble

Gathering 600 musicians on stage at the same time, it’s understandable why Mahler’s Eighth symphony is also known as the ‘Symphony of a Thousand’

Gathering 600 musicians on stage at the same time, it’s understandable why Mahler’s Eighth symphony is also known as the ‘Symphony of a Thousand’

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Cecilia Bartoli: A new old 'Norma'

Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli takes the lead in the lastest, production of Vincenzo Bellini’s romantic tragedy ‘Norma’. It tells the story of a

Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli takes the lead in the lastest, production of Vincenzo Bellini’s romantic tragedy ‘Norma’. It tells the story of a

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Salzburg, where Bartoli meets Cleopatra

There was a very modern setting in Salzburg for the production of Handel’s opera, Julius Caesar in Egypt. The power struggle between Cleopatra and

There was a very modern setting in Salzburg for the production of Handel’s opera, Julius Caesar in Egypt. The power struggle between Cleopatra and

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Escaped cheetahs cause panic in Salzburg

Panic broke out in Austria after two young cheetahs escaped from a zoo in Salzburg. Ten police cars were used to track the animals and surround

Panic broke out in Austria after two young cheetahs escaped from a zoo in Salzburg. Ten police cars were used to track the animals and surround

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Salzburg Festival: Mozart and then some

The 91st Salzburg classical opera Festival is under way in the Austrian city where Mozart was born. The Marriage of Figaro opened the event. Among

The 91st Salzburg classical opera Festival is under way in the Austrian city where Mozart was born. The Marriage of Figaro opened the event. Among

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Bonus interview: Elisabeth Kulman & Riccardo Muti

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interview with conductor Riccardo Muti and with mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Kulman.

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interview with conductor Riccardo Muti and with mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Kulman.

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The Vienna Philharmonic: Love conquers all

Ninety years old this year it may be, but the Salzburg Festival remains as fit as a fiddle. Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice is among the operas

Ninety years old this year it may be, but the Salzburg Festival remains as fit as a fiddle. Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice is among the operas

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Youngest ever Jedermann opens Salzburg fest

As it has done since 1920, the Salzburg Festival opened with the premiere of Jedermann, an adaptation of the 15th century English morality play

As it has done since 1920, the Salzburg Festival opened with the premiere of Jedermann, an adaptation of the 15th century English morality play

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Two new pieces from Mozart

Two recently identified works by Mozart have had their first public performance more than 200 years after they were written. The works were

Two recently identified works by Mozart have had their first public performance more than 200 years after they were written. The works were

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Jedermann at Salzburg

Jedermann is a German adaption of Everyman, and since 1920 it has been performed every year in Salzburg as part of the Salzburger Festspiele. The

Jedermann is a German adaption of Everyman, and since 1920 it has been performed every year in Salzburg as part of the Salzburger Festspiele. The