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Salzbourg 24
Arrangement from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 August 2021, 4 nights  Festival
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 18
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,
Asmik Grigorian
Asmik Grigorian, born May 12, 1981 in Vilnius in a family of lyrical artists, has been a soloist of the Vilnius City Opera since its inception in 2006. She has twice received the Golden Stage Cross (the highest honor for singers in Lithuania ): in 2005, on the occasion of her debut in the title role of La Traviata, and in 2016, for her portrayal of Mrs Lovett by Sweeney Todd. Her international career took off in 2016 when she performed the title role of Madame Butterfly at the Stockholm Opera House where she was once again a guest for Fedora directed by Christof Loy. In the 2019-2020 opera season, Asmik Grigorian performs Chrysothemis at the Salzburg Festival in a new production of Elektra directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski.
Asmik Grigorian, Christopher Maltman, Michael Laurenz
Felsenreitschule
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 19
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
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 20
Teodor Currentzis - Romeo Castellucci
Nadezhda Pavlova, Federica Lombardi, Anna Lucia Richter, Davide Luciano, Vito Priante, Michael Spyres
Grosses Festspielhaus
Tosca - G. Puccini
"Tosca" was first performed on January 14, 1900 at the Teatro Costanzi, now the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, symbolically on the spot. The evening was a major social event, and in addition to the Prime Minister and the Queen, the composers Pietro Mascagni and Francesco Cilea were also present. With his "Tosca" Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) entered a new century and, with his highly theatrical and effective scenes, he committed himself to Verist opera on the one hand and to the tragic-heroic grand opera on the other. After seeing the drama of the same name by Victorien Sardous, which was a huge international success with Sarah Bernhardt in the leading role, the composer successfully applied to Sardou for the rights to create a libretto. The wealth of musical ideas (more than 60 themes appear as leitmotifs) and the breathless sequence of events are largely responsible for the immense tension and drama of the opera. By focusing on the main character, the work is considered a "prima donna opera" par excellence. Although it has always been suspected that a historical figure is behind Tosca, the characters and plot are freely invented. However, the background against which the plot unfolds is historically determined by the Second Coalition War and the Battle of Marengo in 1800 between French and Austrian troops. Napoleon’s supposed defeat and his final victory over the coalition troops are reported in the first and second act of the opera. Today "Tosca" is one of the most popular and most performed operas of all.
Tosca - G. Puccini, the 21
Marco Armiliato - Michael Sturminger
Anna Netrebko
Anna Netrebko, born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia, studied singing at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and with Renata Scotto. She is considered to be the best and most famous soprano of our time - at the beginning of her career also as a pop star of the classical music scene, although she dedicates herself exclusively to classical music. Her performances are all a (media) event and always completely sold out. Anna Netrebko is a regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the San Francisco Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Opéra national de Paris, the Vienna and Berlin State Operas and at the Zurich Opera House and the Salzburg Festival. There she celebrated her final international breakthrough in 2002 as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Her repertoire includes roles such as Violetta Valéry (La traviata), Maddalena di Coigny (Andrea Chénier), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Leonora (Il trovatore), Tatjana (Eugen Onegin), Elsa (Lohengrin) as well as the title roles in Tosca, Aida, Lucia di Lammermoor, Adriana Lecouvreur and Manon Lescaut. Numerous DVDs and CDs prove her enormous popularity and charisma as a gifted singer. Her song recitals and performances are experienced by critics and audiences alike as great moments and are greeted with frenetic applause. In 2006 she was also granted Austrian citizenship. Anna Netrebko has a son from the partnership with the bass baritone Erwin Schrott and is currently married to the tenor Yusif Eyvazov.
Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov,
Ludovic Tézier
Baritone Ludovic Tézier was born on September 10, 1968 in Marseille into a music-loving family. He developed a passion for opera very early on, and for Wagner in particular. Ludovic Tézier joined the Center national des Artistes Lyriques then the Lyric Art School of the Paris Opera. Ludovic Tézier began his career in 1992 on the stage of the Grand Théâtre de Genève, where he performed Pompeo in Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini. Speaking four languages, including Russian, Ludovic Tézier approaches with ease the most varied composers: from Mozart to Indy, via Verdi, Massenet or Tchaikovski.
Ludovic Tézier
Grosses Festspielhaus
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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 *****
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Sheraton Grand Salzburg *****
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Altstadt Hotel Radisson Blu *****
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Auersperg ****
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Die Gersberg Alm ****
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Tour price Salzbourg 24
 
Price per person in double room
Single room supplement, per night
6 200 €
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5 920 €
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60-90 €
Auersperg ****
4 410 €
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.

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