For the 100th anniversary of the festival there will be a cinema series for the first time ever, in which ten great moments of the Salzburg Festival will be presented in numerous cinemas in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The start is on 24/25. October 2020 with the legendary “La Traviata” from 2005 starring Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón. Opera star Anna Netrebko about the series:

“I am particularly pleased that our wonderful “Traviata” from the Salzburg Festival 2005 is opening the cinema series on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Salzburg Festival and can therefore be seen on the big screen for the first time!”

Just in time for Beethoven’s birthday, his only opera “Fidelio” with Jonas Kaufmann in the lead role will follow. In December, Klaus Maria Brandauer, the grandfather, introduces his grandchildren to Mozart’s world-famous “Magic Flute”. The opera in January, “Le Nozze di Figaro”, with Anna Netrebko and Ildebrando d’Arcangelo is also by Salzburg’s most famous son. With Verdi’s “Don Carlo” (with Jonas Kaufmann) and Puccini’s “La Bohème” (with Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała) two further great classics follow. In April, “Salome” (2018) with Asmik Grigorian, which has just been named Opera Production of the Year, will be shown, before Cecilia Bartoli and Ildar Abdrazakov will conquer the cinema stage in May with Rossini’s “Italiana in Algeri” (2018). The great maestro Riccardo Muti is celebrating a milestone birthday – another reason to show “Aida” from 2017  with Anna Netrebko in the title role. The end of the exclusive series is the “Cosí fan tutte” from this summer, acclaimed by the critics as “exceptionally coherent and incredibly moving” (The Times).

SALZBURG IN CINEMA offers a wide audience the opportunity to experience world-famous opera productions in the best possible quality.

Accompanied by an exclusive supporting program, everyone has the opportunity to take part in the world-famous festival or to immerse themselves in the world of opera – also and especially in these special times when numerous houses are still closed or only accessible to a very limited extent. After the live broadcasts of this year’s opening with “Jedermann” and “Elektra” were a great success in cinemas, the new cinema series offers the unique opportunity to recap the special anniversary and at the same time get in the mood for the next festival.

Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler on the cinema series:

“We are overjoyed about the enormous global interest in the 2020 anniversary festival. For all those who could not be there themselves this year or are already looking forward to the next festival, there is still a reason to be happy: Numerous cinemas in Austria and Germany and Switzerland broadcast a handpicked selection of the most impressive productions from recent years – for the first time in the cinema. With this series we give our audience the opportunity to let this special anniversary have an effect on the big screen and at the same time get in the mood for the next year. So today I only have to say: Salzburg remains – just a cinema away! “, says a happy Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival.

100 years of the Salzburg Festival – cinema program:

Verdi: La Traviata (2005) – 24./25. October 2020
Beethoven: Fidelio (2015) – 21./22. November 2020
Mozart: The Magic Flute (2018) – 05./06. December 2020
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2006) – 23./24. January 2021
Verdi: Don Carlo (2013) – 20./21. February 2021
Puccini: La Bohème (2012) – 06/07. March 2021
Strauss: Salome (2018) – / 11. April 2021
Rossini: Italiana In Algeri (2018) – 01/02 May 2021
Verdi: Aida (2017) – 12./13. June 2021
Mozart: Così Fan Tutte (2020) – / 27. June 2021

All information about the selected productions and the participating cinemas can be found at www.salzburgimkino.de.