March 19 – 28, 2016
The Salzburg Easter Festival was established in 1967 and is held every year during Easter. The main emphasis is upon concerts and operas.
Othello: Operatic highlight of the Salzburg Easter Festival in 2016
The centre of attention at the 2016 Easter Festival will be claimed by Othello – the opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Christian Thielemann has been appointed musical director, Vincent Boussard is responsible for show production, and Vincent Lemaire for stage design and scenery. The costumes are being created by Christian Lacroix, a world famous fashion designer.
The tenor Johan Botha can be seen in the title role. The soprano Dorothea Röschmann plays Desdemona.
Stage premiere of the commissioned work: “For Women from Shakespeare”
Two chamber concert programmes at the Easter Festival are to feature a new work. The German composer Manfred Trojahn has composed a new piece for a soprano and a chamber music ensemble.
The cycle ‘Four Women from Shakespeare’ deals with four characters created by William Shakespeare. In performing all four roles, the singer Juliane Banse will be expected to show absolute mastery of the skills of transformation. She plays Titania from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Juliet’s encounter with Romeo, the traumatised Ophelia, and finally Lady Macbeth. Musical accompaniment for the soprano is provided by the Saxony Staatskapelle Dresden.
The Salzburg Easter Festival is a great event in Salzburg. We war looking forward to see you in Salzburg.
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