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Siemens Festival>Nights 2022 Announces Free Public Screenings on Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz
25.07.2022

By Chris Ruel
Siemens Festival>Nights 2022, in close collaboration with the Salzburg Festival, Salzburg ORF, and Unitel, has announced free public screenings of operas and concerts to be presented on Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz from July 23-Aug. 28, 2022.

The Festival screenings will offer three types of programs: opera, concerts, and child-friendly opera.

Festival opera highlights include American director Lydia Steier’s “Die Zauberflöte,” starring Tareq Nazmi (Sarastro), Mauro Peter (Tamino), Brenda Rae (Queen of the Night), Regula Mühlemann (Pamina), Michael Nagl (Papageno), Maria Nazarova (Papagena). Joana Mallwitz conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.

Screenings: Aug. 12 and 17

Director Barrie Kosky’s “Káta Kabanová,” features Jens Larsen (Dikoj), David Butt Philip (Boris), Evelyn Herlitzius (Kabanicha), Jaroslav Březina (Tichon), Corinne Winters (Káťa), Benjamin Hulett (Kudrjas), Jarmila Balážová (Varvara). Jakub Hrůša conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.

Screenings: Aug. 15 and 28

“Il Trittico,” directed by Christoph Loy stars Misha Kira (Gianni Schicchi), Asmik Grigorian (Lauretta/Giorgetta/Suor Angelica), Enkelejda Shkosa (Zita / Frugola/Suora Zelatrice), Alexey Neklyudov (Rinuccio), Roman Burdenko (Michele), Joshua Guerrero (Luigi), Karita Mattila (La zia principessa), Hanna Schwarz (Badessa). Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.

Screenings: Aug. 16 and 26

On the concert side, Musical Highlights at the Siemens>Breakfast>Concerts will screen selected concerts from the current Festival program, along with past highlights, every Saturday morning from July 23-Aug. 27. Some of the world’s most renowned orchestras, under the batons of such greats as Riccardo Muti, Christian Thielemann, and Daniel Barenboim, will showcase works by Brahms, Bruckner, and Beethoven, among others.

Siemens>Children’s>Programme: Child-Friendly Operas on Friday Mornings will show productions fit for young audiences every Friday from July 29-Aug. 26. Highlights include a 1982 Salzburg Festival production of “Die Zauberflöte” and a 1996 Deutsche Oper production of Tchaikovsky’s “Peter and the Wolf.” New live programming includes children’s make-up sessions and other creative opportunities.

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