Festivals 2014, Austria 
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Austria by date
Salzburg, Mozarteum
Salzburg, Osterfestspiele
Wien, OsterKlang
Wiener Festwochen
Wels, Richard Wagner Festival
Salzburg, Pfingstfestspiele
Feldkirch Festival
Graz, Styriarte
St Margarethen, Opernfestspiele
Retz, Festival
Klosterneuburg, Oper
Innsbruck, Festwochen der Alten Musik
Moerbisch, Seefestspiele
Ossiach-Villach, Carinthischer Sommer
Bad Ischl, Lehár Festival
Bregenz Festival
Gars am Kamp, Opern Air Gars
Salzburger Festspiele
Langenlois, Schlossfestspiele
Grein, Donau Festwochen
Jennersdorf Festivalsommer
Eisenstadt, Haydn Festival
Linz, Brucknerfest
Graz, Steirischer Herbst

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Bad Ischl
Lehár Festival Bad Ischl
13 Jul-1 Sep. Operetta festival in the spa town where Lehár composed many of his works
Concert Melanie Schneider, Gerhard Ernst. C Walter Erla. Kongress und TheaterHaus: Mar 31. 
Hello, Dolly! Herman. Ann Mandrella, Kurt Schreibmayer, Boris Pfeifer, Benjamin Plautz, Caroline Vasicek, Iva Mihanovic, Helena Sturm, Jan CJ Liefhold, Mandy Garbrecht, Walter Witzany, Karl Herbst. C Michael Zehetner, P Leonard Prinsloo. Kongress und TheaterHaus: Jul 13, 21(m), 24(m), 26, 28(m), 31(m); Aug 1, 3, 4(m), 6, 7, 9, 11(m), 13, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30; Sep 1(m). 
Gasparone Millöcker. Gerhard Ernst, Roman Martin, Miriam Portmann, Thomas Zisterer, Thomas Malik, Melanie Schneider, Rita Peterl, Tomaz Kovacic. C Marius Burkert, P Dolores Schmidinger. Kongress und TheaterHaus: Jul 20, 25, 27; Aug 2, 8, 10, 14, 18(m), 22, 25(m), 28(m), 31. 
Wo die Lerche singt Lehár. Operetta in 4 scenes. (Budapest, 1918). Gerhard Ernst, Sieglinde Feldhofer, Jevgenij Taruntsov, Miriam Portmann. C Marius Burkert, P Leonard Prinsloo. Kongress und TheaterHaus: Aug 15, 16(m). 
    Lehár Festival Bad Ischl 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.leharfestival.at
 
Bregenz
Bregenz Festival
17 Jul-18 Aug. Famous for its spectacular operas on the lake stage, Bregenz also hosts orchestral, chamber and theatre events in other venues around the city
Eisenstadt
Haydn Festival Eisenstadt
5-22 Sep. The Internationale Haydntage presents symphonies, church and chamber music from Haydn and his contemporaries, using venues for which Haydn wrote many of his works
   House and booking details
   http://www.haydnfestival.at
 
Erl
Tiroler Festspiele Erl
4-28 Jul. Festival under the artistic guidance of Gustav Kuhn, using young singers to present (especially) Wagner in an intimate rural setting
Rigoletto Verdi. Thomas Gazheli/Oskar Hillebrandt, George Humphrey/Giordano Luca, Sophie Gordeladze/Anna Princeva/Mariacarla Seraponte, Michela Bregantin/Emily Righter, Yasushi Hirano/Giovanni Battista Parodi, Joachim Fuchs/Johannes Schmidt/Ezio Maria Tisi, Anna Lucia Nardi/Aurora Faggioli, Frederik Baldus/Nicola Ziccardi, Patrizio Saudelli, Ezio Maria Tisi/Volker Giese, Mariacarla Seraponte/Helena Lackner, Maria Ladurner/Luana Maiorano, Volker Giese/Nicola Ziccardi. C Gustav Kuhn, P Jan Hax Halama. Festspielhaus: Jul 5, 13. 
Il trovatore Verdi. Ferdinand von Bothmer/George Humphrey, Anna Princeva/Mariacarla Seraponte, Michael Kupfer/James Roser, Michela Bregantin/Hermine Haselböck/Rita-Lucia Schneider, Artur Grywatzik/Giovanni Battista Parodi, Patrizio Saudelli, Aurora Faggioli/Emily Righter, Volker Giese/Nicola Ziccardi. C Gustav Kuhn, P Gustav Kuhn. Festspielhaus: Jul 6, 19. 
La traviata Verdi. Sophie Gordeladze/Cristina Pasaroiu/Mariacarla Seraponte, Ferdinand von Bothmer/Giordano Luca, Giulio Boschetti/Nicola Ziccardi/James Roser, Aurora Faggioli/Emily Righter, Patrizio Saudelli, Frederik Baldus/Nicola Ziccardi, Ezio Maria Tisi/Volker Giese, Anna Lucia Nardi/Irene Ripa, Yasushi Hirano/Giovanni Battista Parodi, Alfredo Stefanelli/Nicola Ziccardi. C Gustav Kuhn, P Gustav Kuhn. Festspielhaus: Jul 12, 20. 
Nabucco Verdi. Thomas Gazheli/Oliviero Giorgiutti, Soojin Moon/Anna Princeva, Franz Hawlata/Igor Storozhenko, Michela Bregantin/Svetlana Kotina, George Humphrey/Alessandro Liberatore, Giulio Boschetti/Nicola Ziccardi, Patrizio Saudelli/Marco De Carolis, Sandra Pastrana/Laura Scotti. C Gustav Kuhn, P Andreas Leisner. Festspielhaus: Jul 27. 
    Tiroler Festspiele Erl 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.tiroler-festspiele.at
 
Feldkirch
Feldkirch Festival
6-17 Jun (2012). Festival concentrating on the musics of the 20th and 21st centuries, under the artistic direction of Philippe Arlaud. There is no festival in 2013 because of restoration work on the main festival venue.
    Feldkirch Festival 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.feldkirch-festival.at
 
Gars am Kamp
Opern Air Gars
19 Jul-4 Aug.
Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini. Babenberger Burgruine: Jul 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28; Aug 2, 3, 4. 
    Opern Air Gars 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.festspielegars.com
 
Graz
Steirischer Herbst
20 Sep-13 Oct. Festival of inter-disciplinary new art
    Steirischer Herbst 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.steirischerbst.at
 
Styriarte
21 Jun-21 Jul. The styrian summer music festival
Barbe-bleue Offenbach. Elisabeth Kulman, Yann Beuron, Sophie Marin-Degor, Cornel Frey, Sébastien Soules, Thomas E Bauer, Markus Schäfer, Elisabeth von Magnus. C Nikolaus Harnoncourt, P Philipp Harnoncourt. Helmut-List-Halle: Jun 22, 24, 26, 28, 30; Jul 2. 
San Giovanni Battista Stradella. Oratorio erotico, 1675. Gerlinde Sämann, Mieke van der Sluis, Alex Potter, Jan van Elsacker, Peter Kooij. C Lorenz Duftschmid. Rein, Stiftsbasilika Rein: Jun 30. 
Dido and Aeneas Purcell. Bibiana Nwobilo, Gerd Kenda. P Thomas Höft. Schloss Eggenberg, Prunksälen: Jul 13. 
    Styriarte 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.styriarte.com
 
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Innsbruck
Festwochen der Alten Musik
9 Jul-25 Aug. A double festival of early music, starting with the Ambraser Schlosskonzerte in July, switching to other Innsbruck venues for the Festwochen in August
La clemenza di Tito Mozart. Fassung des Wiener Hoftheaters am Kärntnertor (1804) mit einer neuen Arie und einem neuen Duett von Joseph Weigl (1766–1846) und einer neuen Arie von Johann Simon Mayr (1763–1845). Carlo Vincenzo Allemano, Nina Bernsteiner, Kate Aldrich, Ann-Beth Solvang, Yeree Suh, Marian Pop. C Alessandro de Marchi, P Christoph von Bernuth. Tiroler Landestheater: Aug 7, 9, 11. 
[NP] Dido and Aeneas Purcell New Production. Bei Schlechtwetter in den Kammerspielen. Natalia Kawalek-Plewniak, Edward Grint, Sophie Junker, Jake Arditti, Einat Aronstein, Jeffrey Francis, Aurélie Franck, Danielle Rohr. P Piers Maxim. Innenhof der Theologischen Fakultät: Aug 14, 17, 19. 
[NP] Venus and Adonis Blow New Production. Daria Telyatnikova, Edward Grint, Jake Arditti, Einat Aronstein, Jeffrey Francis. C Piers Maxim, P Laurence Dale. Innenhof der Theologischen Fakultät: Aug 14, 17, 19. 
L'Euridice G Caccini. Silvia Frigato, Furio Zanasi, Sara Mingardo, Monica Piccinini, Giampaolo Fagotto, Antonio Abete, Luca Dordolo, Mauro Borgioni, Matteo Bellotto. C Rinaldo Alessandrini, P Hinrich Horstkotte. Tiroler Landestheater: Aug 23, 25. 
    Festwochen der Alten Musik 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.altemusik.at
 
Jennersdorf
Jennersdorf Festivalsommer
11-17 Aug. Opera festival in the south east corner of Austria, at the 15th century Schloss Tabor
Hänsel und Gretel Humperdinck. Adrineh Simonian, Renate Pitscheider, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Christa Ratzenböck, Dietmar Kerschbaum, Birgitta Wetzl. C Sebastian Weigle, P Josef E Köpplinger. Schloss Tabor: Aug 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11. 
    Jennersdorf Festivalsommer 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.jopera.at
 
Klosterneuburg
Oper Klosterneuburg
6 Jul-1 Aug.
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Nicolai. 9. Juli: öffentliche Benefizvorstellung Rotary-Club Klosterneuburg. Christian Hübner, Viktor Rud, David Steffens, Ilker Arcayürek/Patrick Vogel, Patrick Vogel/Ilker Arcayürek, Boris Grappe, Talia Or, Dshamilja Kaiser, Sarah Tuleweit. C Christoph Campestrini, P Andy Hallwaxx. Kaiserhof: Jul 6, 9, 12, 13, 18, 20, 24, 26, 27, 30; Aug 1. 
    Oper Klosterneuburg 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.operklosterneuburg.at
 
Langenlois
Schlossfestspiele Langenlois
25 Jul-17 Aug.
[NP] Wiener Blut J Strauss New Production. Niki Neuspiel, Ernst-Dieter Suttheimer, Oliver Ringelhahn, Jennifer Davison, Olivia Maria Morandini, Werner Wultsch, Melanie Wurzer, Harald Baumgartner, Klaus Wiesinger. C Vinicius Kattah, P Philipp Harnoncourt. Schloss Haindorf: Jul 25, 26, 27; Aug 2, 3, 9, 10, 15(m), 16, 17. 
    Schlossfestspiele Langenlois 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.schlossfestspiele.at
 
Linz
Brucknerfest Linz
15 Sep-6 Oct.
[NP] Der Schatzgräber Schreker New Production. David Danholt, Ingeborg Greiner, Alexander Kaimbacher, Sebastian Soules, Dirk Aleschus, Yigal Altschuler, Günter Haumer, Ivaylo Guberov, Andreas Jankowitsch, Karl Oblasser, Ilona Roth. C Martin Sieghart, P Philipp Harnoncourt. Tabakfabrik Linz: Sep 12, 14, 17. 
Der Ring an 1 Abend Wagner. Sonja Gornik, Brit-Tone Müllertz, Elena Nebera, Karen Robertson, Michael Bedjai, Gerd Grochowski, Jürgen Müller, Albert Pesendorfer, Matthäus Schmidlechner, Björn Waag. C Dennis Russell Davies. Musiktheater Linz: Sep 22. 
Nos Shostakovich. Moskauer Kammeroper. C Vladimir Agronsky, P Boris Pokrovsky. Tabakfabrik Linz: Sep 23. 
Zar und Zimmermann Lortzing. Moskauer Kammeroper. C Igor Gromov. Tabakfabrik Linz: Sep 25. 
    Brucknerfest Linz 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.brucknerhaus.at
 
Moerbisch
Seefestspiele Moerbisch
11 Jul-24 Aug. Operetta festival featuring around 30 performances of a single title on a floating stage
Der Bettelstudent Millöcker. C Uwe Theimer/Günter Fruhmann, P Ralf Nürnberger. Mörbisch, Seebühne Mörbisch: Jul 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28; Aug 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24. 
    Seefestspiele Moerbisch 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.seefestspiele-moerbisch.at
 
Ossiach-Villach
Carinthischer Sommer
11 Jul-24 Aug. Summer festival based on the two towns of Ossiach and Villach, with a twin focus on church opera and children's opera
    Carinthischer Sommer 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.carinthischersommer.at
 
Retz
Festival Retz
4-14 Jul.
[NP] The Prodigal Son Britten New Production. Stephen Chaundy, Michael Kraus, Günter Haumer, Daniel Johannsen. C Andreas Schüller, P Monika Steiner. Stadtpfarrkirche St Stephan: Jul 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14. 
    Festival Retz 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.festivalretz.at
 
Salzburg
Salzburger Festspiele
19 Jul-1 Sep.
Concert Hindemith, Schumann. Juliane Banse. Mozarteum: Jul 20(m). 
Concert Alexander Schmalcz, Klavier. Edita Gruberova. Mozarteum: Jul 23. 
Gawain Birtwistle. Christopher Maltman, John Tomlinson, Laura Aikin, Jennifer Johnston, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, Eliabeth Atherton, Andrew Watts, Brian Galliford. C Ingo Metzmacher, P Alvis Hermanis. Felsenreitschule: Jul 26, 29(m); Aug 2, 8, 15. 
Lucio Silla Mozart. Rolando Villazón, Olga Peretyatko, Marianne Crebassa, Inga Kalna, Eva Liebau. C Marc Minkowski, P Marshall Pynkoski. Haus für Mozart: Jul 27, 30; Aug 2(m), 4(m). 
Concert Piazzolla, Cabral, Ziegler. Erwin Schrott. C František Jánoška. Haus für Mozart: Jul 28. 
Falstaff Verdi. Ambrogio Maestri, Fiorenza Cedolins, Massimo Cavalletti, Eleonora Buratto, Elisabeth Kulman, Stephanie Houtzeel, Javier Camarena, Luca Casalin, Gianluca Sorrentino, Davide Fersini. C Zubin Mehta, P Damiano Michieletto. Haus für Mozart: Jul 29, 31; Aug 3(m), 4, 6, 7. 
Szenen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Johanna Braunfels Concert Performance. Juliane Banse, Bryan Hymel, Pavol Breslik, Thomas E Bauer, Michael Laurenz, Tobias Kehrer, Norbert Ernst, Johan Reuter, Ruben Drole, Martin Gantner, Wiebke Lehmkuhl. C Manfred Honeck. Felsenreitschule: Aug 1. 
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner. Michael Volle, Roberto Saccà, Anna Gabler, Markus Werba, Georg Zeppenfeld, Peter Sonn, Monika Bohinec, Thomas Ebenstein, Guido Jentjens, Oliver Zwarg, Benedikt Kobel, Franz Supper, Thorsten Scharnke, Karl Huml, Dirk Aleschus, Roman Astakhov, Tobias Kehrer. C Daniele Gatti, P Stefan Herheim. Großes Festspielhaus: Aug 2(m), 9(m), 12(m), 20(m), 24, 27(m). 
Giovanna d'Arco Verdi. Anna Netrebko, Fabio Sartori, Plácido Domingo, Roberto Tagliavini. C Paolo Carignani. Felsenreitschule: Aug 6(m), 10, 13. 
Concert Schubert. Michael Schade. Mozarteum: Aug 8. 
Rienzi, der letzte der Tribunen Wagner Concert Performance. Christopher Ventris, Emily Magee, Georg Zeppenfeld, Sophie Koch, Martin Gantner, Benjamin Bernheim, Oliver Zwarg. C Philippe Jordan. Felsenreitschule: Aug 11, 13. 
Don Carlos Verdi. Matti Salminen, Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Thomas Hampson, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Eric Halfvarson, Robert Lloyd, Maria Celeng, Sen Guo, Benjamin Bernheim. C Antonio Pappano, P Peter Stein. Großes Festspielhaus: Aug 13(m), 16(m), 19(m), 22(m), 25, 28(m). 
Norma Bellini. Cecilia Bartoli, Rebeca Olvera, John Osborn, Michele Pertusi, Liliana Nikiteanu, Reinaldo Macias. C Giovanni Antonini, P Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier. Haus für Mozart: Aug 17, 20, 24, 27, 30. 
Così fan tutte Mozart. Malin Hartelius, Marie-Claude Chappuis, Martina Jankova, Martin Mitterrutzner, Luca Pisaroni, Gerald Finley. C Franz Welser-Möst, P Sven-Eric Bechtolf. Haus für Mozart: Aug 21, 23, 25(m), 28, 31. 
Nabucco Verdi Concert Performance. Zeljko Lucic, Dmitry Beloselskiy, Tatiana Serjan, Francesco Meli, Sonia Ganassi, Saverio Fiore, Simge Büyükedes, Luca Dall'Amico. C Riccardo Muti. Großes Festspielhaus: Aug 29, 31(m); Sep 1(m). 
Concert Vincenzo Scalera, Klavier. Juan Diego Flórez. Haus für Mozart: Aug 29. 
    Salzburger Festspiele 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at
 
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Osterfestspiele
23 Mar-1 Apr. Short festival of a dozen orchestral and choral concerts and one opera by the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, under the leadership of Christian Thielemann
[NP] Parsifal Wagner New Production. Wolfgang Koch, Milcho Borovinov, Stephen Milling, Johan Botha, Wolfgang Koch, Michaela Schuster. C Christian Thielemann, P Michael Schulz. Großes Festspielhaus: Mar 23; Apr 1. 
Ein deutsches Requiem Brahms. Christiane Karg, Michael Volle. C Christian Thielemann. Großes Festspielhaus: Mar 25, 29. 
    Osterfestspiele 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.osterfestspiele-salzburg.at
 
Pfingstfestspiele
5-9 Jun (2014).
Norma Bellini. Cecilia Bartoli, Rebeca Olvera, John Osborn, Michele Pertusi, Liliana Nikiteanu, Reinaldo Macias. C Giovanni Antonini, P Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier. Haus für Mozart: May 17, 19. 
Isacco figura del Redentore Jommelli. Franco Fagioli, Javier Camarena, Roberta Invernizzi. C Diego Fasolis. Mozarteum: May 19. 
    Pfingstfestspiele 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at
 
Mozarteum Salzburg
24 Jan-3 Feb. Annual festival dedicated to Mozart in the week of his birthday (Jan 27th) each year
Lucio Silla Mozart. Rolando Villazón, Olga Peretyatko, Marianne Crebassa, Inga Kalna, Eva Liebau. C Marc Minkowski, P Marshall Pynkoski. Mozarteum, Großer Saal: Jan 24, 29; Feb 1. 
Concert Gluck, Mozart, Wagner. Olga Peretyatko, Christian Helmer. C Marc Minkowski. Mozarteum, Großer Saal: Jan 27. 
Concert Mozart, Anfossi. Sylvia Schwartz, Renata Pokupic, Benjamin Bruns. C Jérémie Rhorer. Mozarteum, Großer Saal: Jan 28. 
    Mozarteum Salzburg 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.mozarteum.at
 
St Margarethen
Opernfestspiele St Margarethen
23 Jun-25 Aug. Open air opera festival in a Roman quarry 'the largest natural stage in Europe'.
La bohème Puccini. Martin Mayer, Marianne Fiset/Cristina Pasaroiu/Evelin Novak, Eric Margiore/Merunas Vitulskis/Rame Lahaj, Josef Wagner/Mathias Hausmann/Ionut Pascu, Siphiwe McKenzie Edelmann/Mihaela Marcu/Shoushik Barsoumian, Gabriele Nani/Clemente Daliotti, Günes Gürle/Bogdan Taloş, Horst Lamnek, Andrea Martin. C Alfred Eschwé/Wolfgang Gröhs/Kálmán Szennai, P Robert Dornhelm. Römersteinbruch: Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28; Aug 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25. 
    Opernfestspiele St Margarethen 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.ofs.at
 
Wels
Richard Wagner Festival Wels
17-22 May. Fully staged traditional productions in a small theatre with international casts
[NP] Tannhäuser Wagner New Production. Reinhard Hagen, Jon Ketilsson, Clemens Unterreiner, Christian Sturm, Martin Achrainer, Franz Gürtelschmied, Marco Di Sapia, Astrid Weber, Hermine May, Iva Mihanovic. C Ralf Weikert, P Herbert Adler. Theater im Greif: May 17, 22. 
    Richard Wagner Festival Wels 2013
   House and booking details
   http://www.wagner-festival-wels.net
 
Wien
Wiener Festwochen
10 May-16 Jun.
Il trovatore Verdi. Artur Rucinski, Carmen Giannattasio, Mara Mastalir, Marina Prudenskaya, Yonghoon Lee, Gabor Bretz, Tomáš Juhás, Karl Huml. C Omer Meir Wellber, P Philipp Stölzl, Mara Kurotschka. Theater an der Wien: May 26, 29, 31; Jun 3. 

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