Also in 2022 ServusTV will accompany the Salzburg Festival. All TV highlights at a glance – plus the most important Mozart operas from the recent Festival past exclusively on ServusTV On.
Summer time in Salzburg is festival time! The largest classical music festival in the world draws thousands of music and theater lovers from all over the world to the city of Mozart every year. Since it was founded in 1920, the Salzburg Festival has established itself as the world’s most important festival of the performing arts.
In this year’s program for the festival, ServusTV offers these questions from different perspectives. With festival talks, with Michael Fleischhacker on the subject of “Art in times of crisis and war” and Ioan Holender, who talks to some artists and actors of current festival productions. With the TV broadcast of the eagerly awaited new production of Lydia Steiner’s “Magic Flute” production, which brought war and autocracy to the fairy tale when it premiered in 2018. But also with the question of how young people can be inspired for the art form “theater” – in a documentary about the Jedermann-Camp, a festival theater workshop for children and young people.
The most important Mozart operas from the recent festival past can also be seen exclusively on Servus TV On:
Idomeneo (2019) Teodor Currentzis / Peter Sellars – from 18.7. at ServusTV On
The Mozart Opera of the Festival
The complete program for the Salzburg Festival 2022 at ServusTV at a glance*
*The first broadcasts on ServusTV are highlighted
Thursday, July 28th
from 10:10 p.m. “Salzburg Festival Talk I” Markus Hinterhäuser as a guest with Michael Fleischhacker on the subject of “Art in times of crisis and war”
from 11:10 p.m. “Festival Memories: Anna Netrebko’s La Traviata”
Thursday, August 4th
from 10:10 p.m. “Of citizenship and everyone”
from 11:05 p.m. “Salzburger Festspieltalk II” Teodor Currentzis guest with Ioan Holenderfrom 11:35 p.m. “kulTOUR with Holender: The Universe of Teodor Currentzis”
Thursday, August 11th
from 8:15 p.m. “The Magic Flute”
from 11:10 p.m. “Salzburg Festival Talk III” Joanna Mallwitz as a guest of Ioan Holender
from 11:40 p.m. “Everyman’s Children – The Summer Camp of the Festival”
Thu 18 Aug
from 10:10 p.m. “Salzburg’s paramour Verena Altenberger”
from 10:40 p.m. “Salzburger Festspieltalk IV” with Ioan Holender
from 11:10 p.m. “Festival Memories: Karajan’s Rosenkavalier”
The Magic Flute, opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Thursday, August 11, from 8:15 p.m
In 2018, the American director Lydia Steier relocated the action of “Magic Flute” to a middle-class Viennese household on the eve of the First World War. The newly created character of the grandfather and narrator of the story takes the three boys into a world full of fantasy, but also of their own experiences and perceptions. For the current new production, Steier has now further developed its concept and adapted it to the new venue, the Haus für Mozart. In addition, most of the roles are newly cast – among others, singing stars such as Regula Mühlemann (Pamina), Brenda Rae (Queen of the Night) or Mauro Peter (Tamino) shine. The German conductor Joana Mallwitz plays the musical direction of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Everyone’s children, documentary, Thursday, August 11th, from 11:40 p.m
“Jedermann” is the heart of the Salzburg Festival. “The whole town holds its breath at this game, even the children play Jedermann,” reported Max Reinhardt in the 1930s. Just like back then, children and young people can experience the original on the cathedral square this year and then present their own game after an intensive week of work in the everyone’s camp. The change between the artistic areas of choral singing, making music, scenic play and stage design enables the children to slip into different roles and to grow with the actual tasks of their own production. The ServusTV documentation accompanies the camp in the historic Arenberg Castle at the foot of Salzburg’s Kapuzinerberg and thus presents a very special view of the world of “everyone”: through children’s eyes
Salzburg Festival Talks
Also this year, the “Salzburg Festival Talk” in the historic library of Leopolskron Palace offers top-class discussions on current topics and productions related to the Salzburg Festival. Michel Fleischhacker will kick things off with a round on the subject of “Art in times of crisis and war”. Together with festival director Markus Hinterhäuser and another guest, he discussed current dealings with Russian artists and sponsors. For three further talks, Ioan Holender meets a wide variety of artists and participants from the Salzburg Festival, including the star conductor Teodor Currentzis and Joanna Mallwitz, who was the first woman in the 100-year history of the Salzburg Festival to conduct a large cycle of premieres in 2020 and at Mozarts in 2022 “Magic Flute” can be experienced again at the podium of the Vienna Philharmonic.