Monday, November 9, 2015
Salzburger Festspiele 2016
It's official: The Salzburg Festival will be held from 22 July until 31 August 2016. Once again, the festival has a lot to offer just as any other summer.
The festival will be opened with yet another performance of Haydn's The Creation, this time played by Chamber Orchestra of Europe. The first opera premiere is a contemporary festival-commissioned work by Thomas Adès, The Exterminating Angel. Two new productions as the highlights of the upcoming summer are Strauss' Die Liebe der Danae and Gounod's Faust. All the recent productions of Mozart-Da Ponte's operas by Sven-Eric Bechtolf will be revived, some with new cast also a venue change. Cecilia Bartoli gives Salzburg a Broadway treat with Bernstein's West Side Story. Anna Netrebko will be singing the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut with future husband Yusif Eyvasov in concert format. Joyce Didonato & Juan Diego Flórez will join Wiener Philharmoniker on the journey to rediscover Il Templario, an italian opera written by German composer Otto Nicolai. Plácido Domingo & Sonya Yoncheva will go french with Massenet's Thaïs.
The Wiener Philharmoniker will perform in various concerts conducted by Daniel Harding, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, and Mariss Jansons. Many distinguished guest orchestras will revisit Salzburg, such as Concentus Musicus Wien, Berliner Philharmoniker, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, and Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam.
The Landestheater Salzburg will host several new theater productions, including Beckett's Endspiel and Shakespeare's The Storm, and just as every single year, Hofmannsthal's Jedermann will be performed in Domplatz with Cornelius Obonya portraying the title role for the fourth year in a row.
Go to salzburgfestival.at for more details.