Salzburg Culture Days
From: Friday, October 12 2007, 5:00 am
to: Saturday, October 27 2007, 5:00 pm
Salzburg's Kulturtage (Culture Days) mount concerts and operas in that most cultured of cities during October. The programme takes place over a fortnight in some of the city's most prominent venues.
In 2007 the festival opens with a production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville, which is sung in the original Italian with German surtitles. The productions hails from Prague's National Opera, conducted by Vladimir Ghiaurov (12 & 13 October, Haus für Mozart).
The Eifman Ballet of St Petersburg also visits Salzburg to perform choreographer Boris Eifman's new ballet, The Seagull, based on Chekhov's play and with music arranged from Rachmaninov and Scriabin as well as some more modern sounds (23 October, Grosses Festpielhaus). Created for the 30th anniversary of his company, The Seagull was premièred on tour in America earlier this year.
Kulturtage ends with a concert in the Large Hall of the Mozarteum given by the Salzburger Landesblasorchester (Wind Band), conducted by Hans Ebner. Composers on the programme include Mozart, Verdi, Mascagni, Shostakovich, Arutjunjan, Reed, Hidas and Sparke.