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Salzburg Festival begins

Soon begins the Salzburg Festival - the world's most significant festival for opera, music and drama. The diverse programme includes classics and world-famous artists as well as a growing range of events for young people. Polish artist Ewelina Marciniak will present „Iphigenia” - special event of the Salzburg festival in co-production with Thalia Theater. The Salzburg Festival will last from July 18 till August 31.

The programme of the Salzburg Festival 2022 includes 174 performances in 45 days at 17 venues, the Salzburg Festival presents a diverse program. Opera highlights include Mozart's The Magic Flute and Verdi's Aida. In addition to Jedermann, the drama programme includes Schnitzler's Reigen. The concert programme will feature the Ouverture Spirituelle under the title Sacrificium, as well as numerous other concerts with top-class orchestras and soloists.


Quasi the starting point of all operas in the summer of 2022 is Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Its energies and motifs can be found in all the featured operas: Bluebeard's Castle / De temporum fine comoedia, Aida, The Magic Flute, Il trittico, Kát'a Kabanová.


Hugo von Hofmannsthal's Jedermann, the founding play of the Salzburg Festival, will once again be at the centre of the 2022 drama programme. The celebrated ensemble from 2021 will be on stage 14 times this year. The ensemble is led by Lars Eidinger as Everyman and Salzburg native Verena Altenberger as his Paramour. The programme is complemented by works by Marieluise Fleißer, Arthur Schnitzler and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, as well as three readings.


The 2022 concert programme reads like a Who's Who of classical music: the Vienna Philharmonic, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, Christian Thielemann, Elīna Garanča, Riccardo Muti and Daniel Barenboim to name just a few from the top-class programme. The Guest Orchestras series opens with Teodor Currentzis and the Mahler Youth Orchestra, and also features Lang Lang and the Berlin Philharmonic. Lieder recitals, chamber and church concerts as well as the Ouverture Spirituelle and the Mozart matinees are also on the programme in the summer of 2022.

jung & jede*r – The Youth Programme of the Salzburg Festival

The youth programme in the summer of 2022 includes 54 performances. In addition to workshops, a children's opera, drama and a music education programme, this summer for the first time there will be Festival patronages, in which experienced visitors to the Festival introduce young people to the world of the Festival. The opera camps for children aged 9 to 17 are also particularly popular.

And here you can listen to Ewelina Marcinak and the performance of „Iphigenia” here: