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KARAJAN: MAESTRO OF THE SALZBURG EASTER FESTIVAL

Hannes M. Schalle | 2017 | 55 MINS
Austria | Subtitles
An illuminating documentary focusing on the 2017 staging and rehearsing of Richard Wagner’s opera, 'Die Walküre', which will be a reconstructed performance of its 1967 original, conducted by Karajan's former student Maestro Christian Thielemann.

In Detail

The film unveils the story of the foundation of Karajan's personal festival, his passion for Wagner's Ring and for building a historical monument together with legendary stage designer Schneider-Siemssen. In 2017, the festival celebrated its 50th anniversary.

The Salzburg Easter Festival is an annual festival of opera and classical music held in Salzburg, Austria during Easter week. For most of the festival's history, the resident orchestra of the Easter Festival has been the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, of which Karajan was music director at the time, with Karajan also serving as the Easter Festival's artistic director.

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