SALZBURG FESTIVAL 2010 | Danza Ballet 
SALZBURG FESTIVAL 2010 | Danza Ballet 

Salzburg Festival is prominent festival of music, staged Opera, theater and concerts. The Salzburg Festival 2010 season will begin on July 25th and will complete on 30 August 2010.

This year Salzburg Festival will celebrate its 90th anniversary since its official rebirth on 22 August 1920. Theme for this year's festival is Mythology for Opera, concerts and theatre events.

OPERA 2010

At the center of the 2010 opera program stands the topic of Myths – myths with their potential to represent fundamental human experiences and situations. The new opera by Wolfgang Rihm, seeing its premiere at the Salzburg Festival, deals with Dionysus with texts by Nietzsche. The highlights on this year's opera program include Hofmannsthal's version of the antique tragedy, Electra by Richard Strauss, Christoph Willibald Gluck's reformation opera, Orfeo ed Euridice, and Alban Berg's Lulu, featuring the unparalleled French soprano, Patricia Petibon, in the leading role.

SALZBURG FESTIVAL 2010 | Danza Ballet

La Traviata 2005 – Anna Netrebko (Violetta) – ©  Salzburger Festspiele / Lefebvre

DRAMA 2010

The drama program for 2010 has two areas of focus, which combine various programmatic lines and play off the two main topics of the overall program.In Peter Stein's production of Oedipus at Colonos, starring Klaus Maria Brandauer as Oedipus; in the first German performance of Jon Fosse's adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus trilogy entitled Death in Thebes as part of the Young Directors Project and in Matthias Hartmann's production of Jean Racine's Phaedra starring Sunnyi Melles at the Landestheater.


“Music must be full of emotion, and the emotion full of complexity,” Wolfgang Rihm wrote in 1974: a statement that might be the motto of the 2010 Salzburg Festival concert program.The Continents series will focus on Wolfgang Rihm (*1952) in 2010, one of today's most prolific German composers. In addition to the premiere of his opera Dionysus he will also be portrayed in ten concerts as part of the Continent Rihm program.

A series of seven concerts will focus on the composer Johannes Brahms. Other featured composers will include Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin. A concert by two international stars, Rolando Villazón and Hélène Grimaud, on August 15 at the Large Festival Hall promises to be a special listening experience.

For more information about the festival Schedules and tickets please visit official website of Salzburg Festival.

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 Der Rosenkavalier 1960: Sophie (Hilde Güden) / Octavian (Sena Jurinac) © Ellinger



The body legally responsible for the Salzburg Festival is the Salzburger Festspielfonds (Salzburg Festival Foundation) established by Austrian federal law passed on July 12, 1950. The organs of the Festspielfonds are the Assembly of Delegates, the Supervisory Board (Kuratorium) and the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is responsible for organising and running the Festival and for proposing the budget. The Supervisory Board appoints the members of the Board of Directors and oversees and approves the programme, budget and accounts for the Festival. The Assembly of Delegates receives the annual and financial report, the budget proposed by the Board of Directors and Supervisory Board, and the Festival programme.

Board of Directors

  • PRESIDENT Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler
  • ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Prof. Jürgen Flimm
  • BUSINESS DIRECTOR DDr. Gerbert Schwaighofer

Supervisory Board

  • Mag. Andrea Ecker (Republic of Austria)
  • Dr. Peter Radel (Republic of Austria)
  • Provincial Governor Mag. Gabi Burgstaller (Province of Salzburg)
  • Mayor Dr. Heinz Schaden (City of Salzburg)
  • Dr. Wilfried Haslauer (Tourism Promotion Fund of Salzburg)
  • Dr. Friedrich Gehmacher (President of the International Foundation Mozarteum)
  • Geschäftsführer Dr. Georg Springer (Bundestheater-Holding GmbH)

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