Askonas Holt artists at Salzburg Festival

The Salzburg Festival is held this summer in modified form, bringing artists and audiences from around the world to Austria in August.

Asmik Grigorian plays the role of Chrysothemis in Richard Strauss’s one-act tragedy Elektra. The production, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst and directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski, is staged six times through the festival. She also sings in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic.

As part of the Mozart Matinee series, Rosa Feola joins the Bachchor Salzburg and Mozarteum Orchestra on 2 August. On the program is Mozart’s Mass in c minor, Adagio and Fugue for strings, and Vesperae solennes de Confessore.

Elsa Dreisig performs Fiordiligi in six performances of Così fan tutte, conducted by Joana Mallwitz, directed by Christof Loy, and featuring the Vienna Philharmonic.

On 21 and 22 August, Elīna Garanča takes the stage with conductor Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic. They present works by Wagner, and the orchestra performs Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4.

The festival fills out its offer of opera, drama, and concerts with film and a series of talks, “Speeches about the century.” Discover the full festival here.

Photo by Salzburg Festival / Bernd Uhlig

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