Salzburg Festival – 18 July – 30 August 2015

We are delighted that so many Askonas Holt artists will be appearing in this year’s Salzburg Festival which opened last weekend. 

Dorothea Röschmann returns to the Festival for performances of Bruckner’s Mass No. 3 with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin (25 & 27 July).
British rising-star Duncan Ward makes his debut at the Festival with Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville For Children’, conducting a talented cast
from the Young Singers Project with performances running from 25 July to 23 August. 
Angela Denoke sings Montezuma in Rihm’s ‘Die Eroberung von Mexico’ with ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher (performances 26, 29 July, 1, 4, 10 August). She also give a recital entitled ‘Life in the Cities – Kurt Weill and his time’ (22 August) and sits on the Young Conductor’s competition jury.
Adam Plachetka sings Figaro and Ann Murray sings Marcellina in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Dan Ettinger. Performances 28 July, 2, 5, 9, 10, 12, 15 and 18 August.
Giovanni Antonini returns to Salzburg (31 July) for the revival of ‘Norma’ in a production by Robert Carsten, featuring Cecilia Bartoli in the title role.
Bernard Haitink conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 (6 & 8 August).
On 10 August, violinist Vilde Frang performs chamber music with Nicolas Alstaedt and Lawrence Power amongst others.
Christiane Karg and long-time collaborator Malcolm Martineau join forces once again to give a solo lied recital including works by Wolf, Duparc, Ravel, Hahn and Poulenc (11 August).
Angela Gheorghiu sings in concert performances of Massenet ‘Werther’ (15, 18, 22 August 2015).
After his great success at the Whitsun Festival earlier this year, Christopher Maltman joins an all-star cast at the Haus für Mozart to give performances as Oreste in ‘Iphigénie en Tauride’. The cast includes Cecilia Bartoli as Iphigénie and Rolando Villazón as Pylade (19 August).
Arcangelo make their Salzburg Festival debut with Jonathan Cohen directing from the harpsichord with Anna Prohaska as soloist (29 July). Their programme includes works by Dowland, Purcell, Cavalli, Strozzi and Scarlatti. This concert forms part of a European tour including visits to Innsbruck, Berlin, London, Hofheim, Torroella de Montgri and Thun.
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker close the festival on 30 August with a performance of Shostakovich’s  Symphony No. 4.
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