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Events in Art and Archaeology

Europe's Fathers: Augustus and Charlemagne
VIENNA  •  Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien  •  27 May - 21 September 2014
To commemorate the death of the Roman Emperor Augustus 2000 years and of Charlemagne 1200 years ago the Kunsthistorisches Museum is hosting a small presentation of unique masterpieces that illustrate the intellectual world of these two rulers, the splendour of their courts, and their seminal importance for European history. The exhibition showcases two of the museum’s most iconic artworks: the Gemma Augustea and the Vienna Coronation Gospels, produced for Charlemagne and now on view for the first time since 1954.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Website

Contact: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
1010 Wien

Tel: (43) 1 525 24 - 5202

The Other Side - Mirrors and Reflections in Contemporary Art
VIENNA  •  Belvedere  •  18 June - 12 October 2014
Vienna's Belvedere has undertaken to elucidate various aesthetic and symbolic aspects of the reflecting surface. Not only has the mirror been of great significance in the history of art and culture, but it can also look back on a century- old tradition as a magical and symbolic object. In several ancient civilisations, it was considered an image of the soul, while in European medieval art it functioned as an emblem of chastity, transience, sensual pleasure, and a passion for finery. In the Baroque age, on the other hand, it was a symbol of vanity – the futility of all human ambition. The mirror is a medium of self-perception and of the narcissistic doubling of one’s self, while it is also a threshold leading to a parallel universe or a different modality of existence, such as in Through the Looking - Glass 1 , where it functions as a means of expanding one’s mind.

Belvedere Website

Contact: Upper Belvedere
Prinz Eugen-Str. 27
1030 Vienna
Tel: (43) 1 79 557

Events in Classical Music

Evgeny Kissin, piano
SALZBURG  •  Grosses Festspielhaus  •  6 August 2014

Schubert, Scriabin

Evgeny Kissin, piano

Salzburg Festival 2014 Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Grosses Festspielhaus
Tel: (43) 662 80 45 500

Events in Dance

Ismael Ivo: <EM>Erendira</EM>
Ismael Ivo: Erendira
Ismael Ivo & Biblioteca do Corpo
VIENNA  •  Volkstheater  •  13 - 15 August 2014

Ismael Ivo & Biblioteca do Corpo


Under the direction of Ismael Ivo, co-founder of ImPulsTanz and former director of the dance section at the Biennale di Venezia, the Biblioteca do Corpo now opens a new volume, following its first dance theatre project, “NO SACRE”, at last year’s festival. Under the title Erendira the choreographer from Brazil tells the story of a young woman who is enslaved by her grandmother and forced to work as a street prostitute. Inspired by the magic realism of Gabriel García Márquez, the outstanding author and Nobel Prize winner for literature, collective guilt and the disciplining of the individual are the main motifs in this piece, danced by 30 participants in the Biblioteca do Corpo project.

ImPulsTanz 2014 Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Volkstheater
Tel: (43) 1 523 55 58 35

Lloyd Newson DV8 Physical Theatre
VIENNA  •  Akademietheater  •  5 - 9 August 2014
Lloyd Newson   DV8 Physical Theatre

John (World premiere)

The company, DV8 Physical Theatre, is just what it states, in English, "deviate"- different. They take risks, but not too many; an agreable mixture of dance and theatre, texts and videos, full of ideas. For his latest piece, Lloyd Newson interviewed 50 men in depth about their lives. The result is John, which premieres at ImPulsTanz 2014. The research goes into intimate detail. The interviewees talk – and dance – about their battles and abysses, their lonelinesses, loves and sexual passions. And so an intimacy unfolds as if under a burning glass, turning into a microcosm of life today: John is an instalment of the “Verbatim Dance Theatre” format, developed by Newson from documentary theatre since 2007, which also included earlier outstanding works such as To Be Straight With You and Can We Talk About This?.

To accompany the first performance of John, ImPulsTanz presents a retrospective of Lloyd Newson’s films with DV8 Physical Theatre.

Impulstanz 2014 Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Akademietheater
Tel: (43) 1 955 19 00

Events in Opera

Der Rosenkavalier: By Richard Strauss
SALZBURG  •  Grosses  •  5 - 23 August 2014

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Comedy for music in three acts
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannstha
With German and English surtitles

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Harry Kupfer, stage director
Hans Schavernoch, Sets
Yan Tax, costumes
Jürgen Hoffmann, lighting
Thomas Reimer, video design
Ernst Raffelsberger, chorus master
Wolfgang Götz, Chorus Master Children's Choir


Krassimira Stoyanova, The Feldmarschallin, Princess Werdenberg
Sophie Koch, Octavian
Mojca Erdmann, Sophie
Silvana Dussmann, Marianne Leitmetzerin
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Annina
Günther Groissböck, Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau
Adrian Eröd, Herr von Faninal
Rudolf Schasching, Valzacchi
Stefan Pop, A Singer
Tobias Kehrer, A Police Inspector
Martin Piskorski, Faninal's Major-Domo
Franz Supper, The Marschallin's Major-Domo
Dirk Aleschus, A Notary
Roman Sadnik, An Innkeeper
Andreja Zidarič, Phoebe Haines, Idunnu Münch*, Three Noble Orphans
Alexandra Flood, A Milliner
Franz Gürtelschmied, A Vendor of Pets
Rupert Grössinger, Leopold
Members of the Angelika Prokopp Sommerakademie of the Vienna Philharmonic
Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus
Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor
Vienna Philharmonic

Salzburg Festival 2014 Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Tel: (43) 662 80 45 500

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
Don Giovanni: By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
SALZBURG  •  Haus für Mozart  •  27 July - 18 August 2014

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Dramma giocoso
in two acts, K. 527
Text by Lorenzo Da Ponte
In Italian with German and English surtitles

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Sven-Eric Bechtolf, stage director


Lenneke Ruiten, Donna Anna
Anett Fritsch, Donna Elvira
Valentina Nafornita, Zerlina
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Don Giovanni
Luca Pisaroni, Leporello
Tomasz Konieczny, Il Commendatore
Andrew Staples, Don Ottavio
Alessio Arduini, Masetto
Members of the Angelika Prokopp Sommerakademie of the Vienna Philharmonic
Philharmonia Chor Wien
Vienna Philharmonic

Rolf Glittenberg, Sets
Marianne Glittenberg, Costumes
Friedrich Rom, Lighting
Ronny Dietrich, Dramaturgy
Walter Zeh, Chorus Master

Salzburg Festival 2014 Website

Please click here for a Culturekiosque interview with Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Haus für Mozart


Tel: (43) 662 80 45 500

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