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“The Magic Flute” at the Landestheater Linz, from September 2013

A “Magic Flute” for the Third Millennium!

03 July 2013 Events

From July 19 to September 1, Salzburg is the stage for one of the most glamorous cultural festivals in the world. It would not be the Salzburg Festival if the city’s famous son did not have an important role to play: three operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a choice of his most beautiful concertos, serenades, symphonies, songs, masses and much more await classical music aficionados.

No Salzburg Festival without Mozart! This year music fans can look forward to three opera highlights (and a production for children). In “Lucio Silla” – a part sung in Salzburg by Rolando Villazón – the 16-year-old Mozart worked on the story of one of the most hated consuls of the late Roman Republic with his librettist Giovanni de Gamerra. However, historical facts did not stand prominently in the limelight, he was more interested in the psyche of the protagonists. This work marks Mozart’s development from a child prodigy to a fully-fledged composer. The completely different psyches of men and women also play an important role in “Così fan tutte”, a masterwork about the unpredictability of love.

Experimental opera

“The Abduction from the Seraglio[A3] ” promises to be an extraordinary art experience. Produced in cooperation with the Austrian private television station Servus TV it will delight an audience at home in front of the TV. With an unusual backdrop of historic aeroplanes and Formula 1 race-cars and the absence of a physical audience, classical music aficionados should not miss out on experiencing this unique experiment.

… and much more

One of the recurrent highlights of the Salzburg Festival are the Mozart-Matinées held on festival weekends. Seven programmes with conductors and soloists of world renown create a dialogue between the music of Mozart with his peers Haydn and Beethoven but also with contemporary composers. The symphonic orchestras from Vienna and Berlin, András Schiff, Rudolf Buchbinder and the best musicians from all over the world promise an aural pleasure of the highest level.

Mozart for children

The Salzburg Festival doesn’t neglect future generations of lovers of classical music either! The festival presents productions of “The Abduction from the Seraglio” and “The Magic Flute” suitable for children. Abridged, uncomplicated versions with the experience of a full orchestra and spectacular stage effects spirit the young audience away into the world of Mozart – an experience for young and old alike!

For further information, the programme, dates and tickets please click www.salzburgerfestspiele.at

The new music theatre was openend in April 2013.

The new music theatre was openend in April 2013.

Photo: Sigrid Rauchdobler
Landestheater Linz

Landestheater Linz

Photo: Sigrid Rauchdobler
Landestheater Linz

Landestheater Linz

Photo: Sigrid Rauchdobler