Friday, 30 May 2014

Salzburg Music Programme

Well on Sunday we fly to Europe. In Salzburg we will be at the Music Festival, Pfingstfestspeile this year the programme chosen by Festival Director Cecilia Bartoli is dominated by works of Gioachino Rossini. It is a bit like when we would travel from Rome to Pesaro on the Adriatic, Rossini's Birth place for the Annual August Festival of his works.

We will see the following; La Cenerentola by Rossini at the Haus für Mozart theatre.

Stabat Mater by Rossini at the Grosses Festspielhaus

Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini at the Mozarteum Grosser Saal

Liedmatinee with Joyce DiDonato at the Mozarteum Grosser Saal, who will sing a program by various composers, Vivaldi, Fauré, Rossini, Schubert, Schumann, Head and Hahn.

and Otello by Rossini at the Grosses Festspeilhaus.

We also plan to visit the Lake district around Salzburg and maybe do a bit of shopping. Very much looking forward to this beautiful Festival.

Mozarteum Grosser Saal c. 1900

Haus für Mozart c.1960 seen from the stage area. One of the largest concert halls in Europe.

In front of the Festspeilhaus


  1. How exciting; and to hear Joyce as well!! She is one of my favorites.

  2. Lots of Rossini. You shall be the Belles of bel canto. The Met did La Cenorentola earlier this season and I enjoyed it very much.

    Safe Travels