In this festival season in the Opera area are a lot of new, but also well-known productions on the program. New and particularly interesting are the performances of Beethoven´s only opera Fidelio with Jonas Kaufmann, Mozart´s Le nozze di Figaro with Luca Pisaroni and Genia Kühmeier and Rihm´s opera The Conquest of Mexico with Angela Denoke.
The absolute highlights of the past festival season was the performance of Verdi´s Il Trovatore with the world-stars Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo as well as Strauss´ Der Rosenkavalier. These are played in this year´s season. The highly successful production of Norma by Vincenzo Bellini is taken over by the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2013 Gluck´s Iphigénie en Tauride of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival in 2015, both with the wonderful Cecilia Bartoli in the title role.
Three operas are performed in concert:
- Giuseppe Verdi´s Ernani
- Jules Massenet´s Werther and
- Henry Purcell´s Dido and Aeneas.
The grand occupations such as Elina Garanca, Piotr Beczala and many more let the performances become excited.