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      The Salzburg Festival was inaugurated on August 22, 1920, when Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s morality play Jedermann was premiered on the Domplatz, directed by Max Reinhardt. Since that time, the Salzburg Festival has established itself as the most important festival for opera, drama, and concerts. Located in the picturesque town of Salzburg, Austri – the birthplace of Mozart – the festival offers concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic and visiting orchestras, soloists, and chamber groups from around the world. The Opera productions at the Salzburg Festival headline the top singers and conductors, making the Festival a prime destination for opera-lovers and talent scouts alike.

      Upcoming Programs | Fridays at 8:00 pm

      April 17, 2015

      CONDUCTOR: Ivor Bolton
      SOLOIST: Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano
      ORCHESTRA: Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg

      Mozart: Ballet music from the opera Idomeneo, K. 367
      Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G, K. 453
      Mozart: Serenade in D, K. 185, Antretter

      April 24, 2015

      CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Muti
      ORCHESTRA: Vienna Philharmonic

      Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D 417
      Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A

      May 1, 2015

      CONDUCTOR: Adam Fischer
      SOLOISTS: Martina Janková, soprano; Sophie Rennert, alto; Peter Sonn, tenor; Amitai Pati, tenor; Thomas E. Bauer, bass
      ORCHESTRA: Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg
      CHORUS: Salzburg Bach Choir, chorus master Alois Glassner

      Michael Haydn: Missa sub titulo Sancti Francisci Seraphici, St Francis Mass
      Mozart: A Little Masonic Cantata, K 623
      Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C, K 425, Linz

      May 8, 2015

      CONDUCTOR: Gustavo Dudamel
      ORCHESTRA: Vienna Philharmonic

      Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24
      Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
      René Staar: Time Recycling (2014)

      May 15, 2015

      SOLOIST: Christian Gerhaher, baritone
      PIANO: Gerold Huber

      Schubert: Prometheus D 674
      Schubert: Mahomets Gesang D 549
      Schubert: Ganymed Op. 19 No. 3, D 544
      Schubert: An Schwager Kronos D 369
      Schubert: Harfenspieler D 478 / 480 / 479
      Wolfgang Rihm: From Goethe-Lieder (2004/2007): Six excerpts
      Wolfgang Rihm: Harzreise im Winter
      Schubert: Sehnsucht D 123
      Schubert: Am Flusse D 160
      Schubert: Hoffnung D 295
      Schubert: Schäfers Klagelied D 121
      Schubert: Wonne der Wehmut D 260
      Schubert: An den Mond D 296
      Schubert: Nachtgesang D 119
      Schubert: Der du von dem Himmel bist D 224
      Schubert: Jägers Abendlied D 368
      Schubert: Willkommen und Abschied D 767