2021 Salzburg Easter Festival in Autumn: 29 October - 1 November

Dear Music Lovers,

The Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden with Christian Thielemann
The Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden with Christian Thielemann

Everything is new about the 2021 Salzburg Easter Festival! We are extraordinarily proud to be able to offer you an exciting programme, concentrated over the weekend of All Saints, from 29 October to 1 November. 


Christian Thielemann and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden will open the ‘Autumn Easter Festival’ on Friday 29 October with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem. The Bachchor Salzburg will sing, and the soloists will be Golda Schultz, Christa Mayer, Sebastian Kohlhepp and René Pape.


On Saturday, the Easter Festival will welcome guest conductor Daniele Gatti to the podium for his concert with the Staatskapelle. Hilary Hahn, a celebrated violin world star, will play Mozart’s A-major Violin Concerto. The programme will also include Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt and Robert Schumann’s Third Symphony.


On All Hallows’ Eve, Sunday 31 October, Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden will present a concert entitled Winterstürme – ‘Winter storms’ – featuring excerpts from Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung. Anja Kampe, who sang Brünnhilde at the 2017 Easter Festival, will sing the role of Sieglinde in the first act of Die Walküre, for which she will bejoined by Stephen Gould (Siegmund) and René Pape (Hunding). In the second half of the concert, the Staatskapelle will play the dawn scene, Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and Funeral March, and then Anja Kampe will close the evening with Brünnhilde’s final monologue from Götterdämmerung.


The Festival will conclude on All Saints’ Day, 1 November, when Denis Matsuev, one of the most in-demand pianists of his generation, will play Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in a minor. Under the baton of Christian Thielemann, the second part of the concert will feature Richard Strauss’s symphonic poem for large orchestra Ein Heldenleben.


The Salzburg Easter Festival, Christian Thielemann and Nikolaus Bachler look forward to your visit to the "Easter Fetival in Autumn"!