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Salzbourg 17
Arrangement from Thursday 5 to Monday 9 August 2021, 4 nights  Festival
Così fan tutte - W. A. Mozart
Almost entirely in December 1789, the year of the revolution, the score of this Mozart opera, which is hard to beat in its complexity and amour, was written in the shortest possible time - this time again in collaboration with the famous librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, with whom Mozart had just before successfully brought "Le nozze di Figaro" to the stage. Probably in the tradition of the opera buffa, the opera “Così fan tutte - ossia la scuola degli amanti” was commissioned by Emperor Joseph II. At the center of the amusingly frivolous event is the experienced cynic Don Alfonso, who knows the weaknesses of mankind and who, like a puppeteer, allows the four main characters to repeatedly come together in new pair constellations. The plot, which is kept quite simple and contains no superfluous episodes, is symmetrically structured and corresponds to its character according to the Commedia dell’arte. The duets of the individual couples are bewitching and sensually musical, reflecting the vulnerability and impermanence of the human being. After the work was critically and negatively judged due to the moralizing basic attitude of the 19th century, and repeated revisions were made to the libretto, the opera is now one of the absolute favorites of the public. The American feature film Closer from 2004 with Julia Roberts and Jude Law in the leading roles is based on "Così fan tutte" both in its score and soundtrack.
Così fan tutte - W. A. Mozart, the 6
Joana Mallwitz - Christof Loy
Elsa Dreisig, Marianne Crebassa, Bogdan Volkov,
Andre Schuen
Andrè Schuen studied solo, lieder and oratorio singing at the Salzburg Mozarteum and also attended various master classes. In 2006, the sensitive baritone from South Tyrol made his debut at the Salzburg Festival and initially made a name for himself as a lied singer, while he was also a member of the permanent ensemble at the Graz Opera from 2010 to 2014. Andrè Schuen has thus acquired a multidisciplinary repertoire early in his career. Today, engagements take him to renowned houses and festivals, including the Bavarian State Opera, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Hamburg State Opera and Elbe Philharmonic, the Schubertiade and the Bregenz Festival. In the Lied field, Schuen, who was born in 1984, performs with his sisters, the Boulanger Trio and piano partner Daniel Heide, among others. His opera repertoire includes the title roles in Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, or Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and Don Fernando (Fidelio).
Andre Schuen
Grosses Festspielhaus
Symphony No. 3 in D minor - G. Mahler, the 7
Andris Nelsons
Andris Nelsons was born in Riga in 1978. His mother founded one of the first music orchestras in Latvia and his father was conductor cellist. As a youth, Andris Nelsons studied piano and mastered the trumpet by the age of 12. He also sings as a bass baritone for his mother’s orchestra, and is particularly passionate about early music. Andris Nelsons is studying conducting with Alexander Titov in St. Petersburg. He caught the attention of Mariss Jansons when he was urgently called to the post of 1st trumpet of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra while on tour. Jansons becomes his mentor and Andris Nelsons has worked with him in conducting since 2002. In 2003 Andris Nelsons was appointed Principal Conductor of the Latvian National Orchestra and remained in office for four years. His passion for opera led him to conduct large orchestras such as the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra or the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra as well as major events such as the Bayreuth Festival or the New Year’s concert in Vienna.
Andris Nelsons
Solistes : Violeta Urmana
Wiener Philharmoniker
Grosses Festspielhaus
Don Giovanni - W. A. Mozart
The myth of the seducer of women Don Juan (or in this case Don Giovanni) belongs to the world history of literature. This type of man is regarded as the personification of the instinctive libertine who disregards both the social order and divine laws and who ultimately despises the women whom he oppresses countlessly and arbitrarily. W. A. Mozart’s (1756-1791) ingenious librettist Lorenzo da Ponte was also taken with this demonic figure of the eternal seducer, to whom the composer left the choice of the theme. After the triumphant success of “Le nozze di Figaro”, he was to write a new opera for the usual fee of one hundred ducats at the imperial request. Mozart’s entire creative power flowed into “Don Giovanni” and left the world of opera with music of supernatural beauty, alternating between cheerful opera buffa and great tragedy. They are striking for their rapid changes and sharp contrasts: sweet love arias alternate with dark passages that emanate a sense of death. In addition to the lascivious figure of the protagonist Don Giovanni and the comic figure of his servant Leporello, the two female characters Donna Anna and Donna Elvira symbolize great humanity, while the commander, who finally dissolves the drama, symbolizes the higher forces. Through the unique fusion of these highly inhomogeneous elements, Mozart’s masterpiece is rightly considered one of the most perfect operas ever. Entertaining side note: Giacomo Casanova, Italian gallant and bon vivant par excellence, attended the premiere in Prague in 1787.
Don Giovanni - W. A. Mozart, the 7
Teodor Currentzis - Romeo Castellucci
Nadezhda Pavlova, Federica Lombardi, Anna Lucia Richter, Davide Luciano, Vito Priante, Michael Spyres
Grosses Festspielhaus
Elektra - R. Strauss
With “Elektra”, the Munich composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949), after “Salome”,once again places a woman thirsting for revenge at the center of his one-act opera. Although the composer initially had doubts as to whether these two works were too close in content, librettist and poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal was able to dispel Strauss’s misgivings. The opera celebrated its premiere in 1909 at the Dresden Court Opera. Elektra cannot forgive her mother Clytemnestra for killing her father Agamemnon with her lover Aegisth. She has secretly placed her brother Orest with a nurse who is to raise him as an avenger, since Elektra herself is too weak to atone for the murder. Thus, while waiting for Orest’s return, Elektra lives with her sister at the home of her mother and her lover. Meanwhile, Clytemnestra is plagued by nightmares, which she hopes will be alleviated by Elektra, of all people. However, Elektra says in no uncertain terms that only her death can take away her dreams. When the news of Orest’s death reaches the court, Clytemnestra is relieved, while Electra is devastated. She plans to take revenge herself with the help of her sister, but she refuses. When a stranger enters the court, Electra recognizes her brother in him; the news of his death was a diversion. Orest atones for his father’s death, and Elektra celebrates ecstatically until she collapses dead.
Elektra - R. Strauss, the 8
Franz Welser-Möst
Maestro Franz Welser-Möst, born in Linz in 1960, has now been working in the U.S. for almost 20 years as chief conductor and music director of the Cleveland Orchestra. He has never lost his ties to his home country of beautiful (Upper) Austria however. So he makes stops in Austria with his orchestra on world tours, but he also has a close partnership with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. He performs worldwide, but also at the legendary New Year’s Concert at the Vienna Musikverein. In addition, he is a summer guest at the traditional Salzburg Festival, performing concert repertoire as well as exciting opera literature. In 2018, for example, the performance of Strauss` ´Salome` with a magnificent Asmik Grigorian caused quite a stir. On his 60th birthday, Welser-Möst published his book ´Als ich die Stille fand` (´When I Found Silence`), which provides more intimate insights into his own sometimes bumpy path through life and conducting, about nature and soul, and which also criticizes the classical music scene, which in some cases ´sells out`.
Franz Welser-Möst - Krzysztof Warlikowski
Ausrine Stundyte
The soprano Aušrine Stundyte (*1976) began her vocal studies in her hometown at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and later continued them at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig, a city rich in music tradition. The opera and concert singer had her first engagements at the stages in Leipzig, Cologne and Lübeck, and guest appearances took her to Lisbon and Palermo, among other places. This was followed by appearances at the opera houses in Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid, Munich, Lyon, Vienna, Zurich and at the festivals in Aix-en-Provence, St. Gallen, Salzburg and Savonlinna.  Stundyte`s broad repertoire of roles includes opera classics by Giacomo Puccini (Tosca, Manon Lescaut) and Giuseppe Verdi (Elisabeth in ´Don Carlos`, Amelia in ´Un ballo in Maschera`, Desdemona in Othello) as well as modern opera literature, for example by Béla Bartók (Judith in ´Bluebeard’s Castle`) and Erich W. Korngold (Marietta in ´Die tote Stadt`). At Salzburg Festival 2021 and under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, the soprano will again sing the title role of Elektra with which she successfully debuted in Salzburg in 2020.
Ausrine Stundyte, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Vida Mikneviciute, Christopher Maltman, Michael Laurenz
Felsenreitschule
Your hotels for Salzbourg 17
Sacher Salzburg *****
The Sacher Salzburg *****, member of the Leading Hotels of the World, is an internationally renowned hotel where you will appreciate its 111 tastefully decorated, comfortable and elegant rooms. As well as its excellent restaurant, the hotel provides a café where you can enjoy the famous chocolate cake named after its creator…

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Goldener Hirsch *****
The Goldener Hirsch *****, considered the best hotel of the town, offers 69 rooms and two restaurants of typical Austrian charm. The traditional furniture is perfectly combined with modern equipments…

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Sheraton Grand Salzburg *****
The Sheraton Salzburg ***** is ideally located in the town centre and is adjacent to the beautiful Thermal park and to the Mirabell garden. This hotel of 163 rooms is only twenty minutes on foot from the Festspielhaus and five minutes from the Mozarteum…

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Altstadt Hotel Radisson Blu *****
The Altstadt Radisson Blu Hotel *****, is situated in the old town. It has 60 single and personalized rooms which are equipped with classical furniture and marble bathrooms…

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Auersperg ****
Under family ownership for three generations, this small but charming city hotel is located in the quiet but central heart of Salzburg. A young dedicated team from all over the world is responsible for the modern impression, excellent service and the incomparable family atmosphere of this hotel…

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Die Gersberg Alm ****
No hustle and bustle, no noise, but fresh air and idyllic nature - that’s what you’ll find at the Romantik Hotel Die Gersberg Alm near Salzburg, which is run very personally and which you can look down on from the hotel’s own garden. The 4-star hotel has 40 individual and lovingly furnished rooms, some with balconies…

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Tour price Salzbourg 17
 
Price per person in double room
Single room supplement, per night
5 700 €
200-380 €
5 420 €
100-430 €
4 550 €
160-220 €
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60-90 €
Auersperg ****
3 910 €
130-160 €
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The tour price per person includes
Private transfers airport-hotel-airport.
Double room accommodation including breakfast.
Very good show seats.
Repatriation assistance (for residents of western Europe only).
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On request, we can also offer you a higher category of room or accommodation in another establishments : Romantik Hotel Gmachl ****.

Car rental can be reserved as a supplement. A private guided discovery tour of the city can also be added.

Feel free to contact us to modify, cut short or extend your A la carte stay.
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