1967–2017 ∙ 50 Years of the Salzburg Easter Festival


The 2017 Jubilee Programme is Full of Highlights:

Richard Wagner’s opera DIE WALKÜRE in a unique "re-creation" of the Festival's very first opera production from 1967 in the set by Günther Schneider-Siemssen, directed by Vera Nemirova.

An accompanying Exhibition and two Symposia will deal with the historic aspects and investigate listening and viewing aspects both old and new.

Michael Sturminger will direct the chamber opera LOHENGRIN by Salvatore Sciarrino
The Herbert von Karajan Prize 2017 will be awarded to pianist Daniil Trifonov.

Guest Conductor Franz Welser-Möst will conduct Mahler's Ninth Symphony with the Staatskapelle Dresden

Anna Prohaska, Adrian Eröd and Cameron Carpenter are the soloists in the Choral Concert under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung.

Christian Thielemann and Lorenzo Viotti will conduct the Concert for Salzburg.

Two special guest orchestras will perform: the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle and the Vienna Philharmonic under Christian Thielemann.