The festival opens with the opera Ariodante by George Frideric Handel in the House for Mozart. The production will be carried over to the summer. Five performances are already planned "six could be good", but had not yet been agreed to, said the designated festival director Markus Hinterhäuser. Christof Loy directs, and Cecilia Bartoli sings the title role, of course. The orchestra in the pit is "Les Musiciens du Prince - Monaco" headed by Diego Fasolis.
The "Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia" by Antonio Pappano comes with Mendelssohn, Wagner and Verdi in the Grosses Festspielhaus. Dance is prominently represented again with "Les Sylphide" and the Ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg. The orchestra will be as this year in ballet, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra.
The concert opera for 2017 is La donna del Lago by Rossini, for Cecilia Bartoli one of the masterpieces of Rossini, "I have dreamed of for a long time." With this work the "Scotland-mania" started in Italy in 1819. This work of Rossini was followed with 25 more operas with Scotland references by different composers. Among others Cecilia Bartoli or Edgardo Rochabe will be singing. Also play here "Les Musiciens du Prince - Monaco" under Diego Fasolis. An aria matinee featuring the countertenor Max Emanuel Cenčić and Armonia Atenea under George Petrou are in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum.
Festspiele Pfingsten" lasts from 2. to 5. June 2017.
I'm not sure I can translate the title, but the theme is clearly Scotland. This is translated from DrehPunktKultur.
Marc Minkowski Profile in Early Music America
6 hours ago