Pfingstfestspiele Salzburg 2024
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Whitsun Festival 2024

Cecilia Bartoli. Foto: Kristian Schuller

Mozart takes centre stage at the 2024 Salzburg Whitsun Festival and the opera gala “50 Years of Domingo in Salzburg”

Herbert von Karajan launched the first Whitsun concerts in 1973 to fulfil the ticket requests of potential Easter Festival subscribers. Three orchestral concerts each on Whitsun Saturday, Sunday and Monday were organised by the Berliner Philharmoniker under Herbert von Karajan until 1982. After Karajan’s death, guest concerts by international orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra were added to the programme. In 1998, the Salzburg Festival took over and renamed the Whitsun Concerts the Salzburg Whitsun Festival. From 2007, Riccardo Muti was artistic director of the festival, before being replaced by the Italian singer Cecilia Bartoli in 2012. Since 2012, the main production of the Whitsun Festival has also been performed during the summer festival.

In 2024, Cecilia Bartoli, the artistic director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, will put Mozart at the centre of the festival for the first time. Under the title “Tutto Mozart”, the world of the genius will be outlined over four days of performances. The programme ranges from the rarely performed opera La Clemenza di Tito to piano concertos, a gala with arias from Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni, to the Mass in C minor KV 427, which will be performed on Whitsun Sunday. The last item on the programme of the Salzburg Festival Whitsun 2024, the opera gala “50 Years of Domingo in Salzburg”, varies the programme with arias and duets by Rossini, Bizet, Massenet and Verdi.

Click here for the programme and tickets.


Date/Time
Fri, 17.5.24 - Mon, 20.5.24 | 0:00 Uhr

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Published 05. Jan 2024Updated 5. January 2024
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