Debuts & returns for HP artists at Salzburg Festival 2023
Acclaimed pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to the Salzburg Festival for three much anticipated concerts at the Mozarteum’s Grosser Saal. On 28 July, he shares the stage with Florian Birsak and Minguet Quartet to celebrate the centenary of his friend and collaborator György Ligeti before returning later in the evening for a solo recital featuring Beethoven’s Bagatelles. A final solo recital follows on 30 July centred around Ligeti’s Etudes, of which Aimard is widely recognised as a preeminent master.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta will join forces for a duo recital on 29 July with the repertoire from their 2022 recording on Alpha Classics, Sol and Pat, which soured to great acclaim and was named Chamber Recording Of The Year by Limelight Magazine in 2022.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja will make a further performance with Camerata Salzburg on 14 August, featuring an eclectic programme featuring works by Ligeti, Cage, Schnittke, Mozart, Mendelssohn and PatKop.
Tamara Stefanovich returns to Salzburg Festival to perform György Ligeti’s Three Pieces for two pianos together with Nenad Lečić, written in 1976, as part of this year’s Ligeti focus on 30 July.
French conductor Maxime Pascal will lead Wiener Philharmoniker and Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor in a new production of Martinů’s opera The Greek Passion at this year’s Salzburger Festpiele.
Audiences will have four opportunities to see the four-act Opera at the Felsenreitschule from 13 to 27 August.
This follows a string of opera performances of Lulu at the Wiener Festwochen in May and The Threepenny Opera at the AIx en Provence festival led successfully by Maxime Pascal.
Jörg Widmann and Alina Pogostkina return to Salzburg Festival to join forces in two sold-out Mozart-Matinée concerts with Mozarteumorchester Salzburg on 12 and 13 August. The featured works include Mozart’s Overture to the dramma giocoso Così fan tutte, his Violin Concerto in G major, the Adagio for clarinet and three basset horns in F Major and Mozart’s Linzer Symphony in C major.
Julie Roset joins Adam Fischer and Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg for two matinee performances of Il re pastore. Julie sings the role Tamiri on 19 and 20 August in the Mozarteum – Grosser Saal.