Salzburg

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A new Easter in Baden-Baden

Following the announcement that the Berliner Philharmoniker will be returning to Salzburg from 2026, Baden-Baden is calling on a new generation of artists to maintain its prestigious Easter Festival at the same level of excellence. In order to “broaden the European vision”, the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra will take over […]

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Berlioz & Gardiner, for ever!

Few conductors like him have left an indelible mark, John Eliot Gardiner returns to Berlioz by conducting Les Troyens, the fresco opera by the great French composer. The Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique are of course involved, as is tenor Michael Spyres who takes on the role of Aeneas. The event will […]

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Mozart has a new boss

The Mozarteumorchester Salzburg (the Mozart Foundation’s orchestra founded in 1841 by Constance Mozart, the divine composer’s wife) is getting a new music director. From the 2024-25 season, the Spanish conductor Roberto González-Monjas will preside over the destiny of the Austrian orchestra. A former student of the Mozarteum University, he admits to an interest in and […]

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Upheaval at Mozart

As the Mozartwoche 2023 prepares to open its doors on January 26, 2023 in Salzburg, its charming artistic director, the truculent Rolando Villazón, is faced with the predictable cancellation of Daniel Barenboim. The pianist and conductor is unwell and has to give up conducting the Vienna Philharmonic and performing with his friend Martha Argerich. The […]

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Rolando Villazón always with Mozart

The fast-moving and well-loved Rolando Villazón has more than one string to his bow. Singer, TV and radio host, the tenor who has taken over the artistic direction of the famous Mozartwoche in Salzburg in 2019 has just been reappointed. The renowned Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg has renewed its trust in Rolando Villazón for another five […]