Cecilia Bartoli, Piotr Beczala, Ildar Abdrazakov, Maria Agresta & Rolando Villazón Headline Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2022 Season

(Credit: Luigi Caputo) The Salzburg Whitsun Festival has announced its 2022 slate, focusing on the Spanish city of Seville. “There are said to be 153 operas set in and around Seville. It is a city which unites a unique mixture of proud ancient cultures which has generated and inspired incredibly varied music and enchants visitors with its stunningly bright light, {…}

Cecilia Bartoli to Headline Newly Programmed Concert at Salzburg Whitsun Festival

The Salzburg Whitsun Festival has announced an additional concert “What Passion Cannot Music Raise” set for May 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. local time. The showcase will be headlined by mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli and will include music by Handel, Porpora, Hasse, Telemann, and Vivaldi. Bartoli will perform arias from such works as “Amadigi di Gaula,” “Orlando Furioso,” “Rinaldo,” “Ode for {…}

Cecilia Bartoli to Remain Artistic Director of the Whitsun Festival

(Credit: © Marco Borrelli) The Salzburg Festival has announced that famed Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli will remain the Artistic Director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival through 2026. “It fills me with great joy to continue our fruitful artistic collaboration with Cecilia Bartoli for the entire duration of my own contract,” said the Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival Markus Hinterhäuser. {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Cecilia Bartoli & Anja Harteros Highlight Salzburg Whitsun Festival’s 2021 Edition

Cecilia Bartoli has unveiled details for the 2021 Salzburg Whitsun Festival. The 2021 edition will be themed after Rome, the city of Bartoli’s birth, and will feature a new production of Georg Friedrich Handel’s oratorio “Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno” by  Robert Carsen. Bartoli will star in the Handel masterpiece with Gianluca Capuano conducting Les Musiciens de Prince-Monaco. {…}

Cecilia Bartoli Extends Contract As Artistic Director Of The Salzburg Whitsun Festival

Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has extended her contract as Artistic Director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival until 2026. “On May 21, the Board of Trustees extended the contract of our highly successful Artistic Director, Markus Hinterhäuser. His first official act was to ask the wonderful Cecilia Bartoli to extend her own contract as Artistic Director until 2026, giving the Whitsun {…}