Programme 2024

La Gioconda
Amilcare Ponchielli

Antonio Pappano conducts the rarely performed work - for the first time at the Easter Festival - in a new production by British director Oliver Mears. The German visual artist Philipp Fürhofer is responsible for the stage design, and Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Luca Salsi will sing.

Choral Concert
Giuseppe Verdi

In 2024, Verdi's famous Requiem is on the programme - the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia knows the work like no other and has performed it more than 80 times. The solo parts are cast with Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Judit Kutasi, Luciano Ganci and Michele Pertusi. The orchestra is reinforced by the Coro dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the Bachchor Salzburg.

Orchestral Concert I

Italy as seen through the eyes of Italian composers is the thread that connects the pieces in our Orchestral Concert I conducted by Antonio Pappano. The programme includes masterpieces by Luigi Boccherini, Amilcare Ponchielli, Victor de Sabata and Ottorino Respighi.

Orchestral Concert II

Orchestral Concert II is also dedicated to Italy, but this time with works by non-Italian composers who show their view of the country. The guest conductor is Jakub Hrůša, Principal Guest Conductor of Santa Cecilia, who will present music by Berlioz and Martinů.

- Dance
Sasha Waltz

In 2024, a dance world premiere opens the Festival one day earlier than usual: legendary choreographer Sasha Waltz presents her version of Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion.

»Seme« - Electro
presented by Max Cooper

The internationally sought-after electro artist Max Cooper was inspired by Italy and the sound of the south with »Seme« and presents one of his live performances, which are always also an immersive audiovisual experience.

Song Recital I
Christian Gerhaher

Baritone Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber, his long-time partner at the piano, have put together a programme of selected songs by Johannes Brahms for you.

Song Recital II
Lise Davidsen, Freddie De Tommaso

The celebrated soprano Lise Daviden makes her Salzburg debut with this recital and, together with tenor Freddie De Tommaso and pianist James Baillieu, creates an evening of arias, songs and duets from Wagner and Verdi to Puccini and Tosti.

Introductory Lecture
»La Gioconda«

With Intendant Nikolaus Bachler
Organized by the Association of Patrons of the Salzburg Easter Festival