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Events in Art and Archaeology

From Alexandria to Abu Simbel: Egypt in early photographs 1849–1875
VIENNA  •  Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna  •  7 June - 25 September 2016

This exhibition of the Kunsthistorisches Museum’s Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection showcases around sixty vintage prints that offer insights into the era of early photographs, 1849-1875.

Soon after the invention of photography (1839) the first photographers travelled to the Nile to take pictures of ancient Egyptian monuments. Most of them were artists fascinated by this »new« medium who showed their work at exhibitions. In addition to Egypt, most of them also visited the Holy Land, Syria and Lebanon. In Egypt they travelled by boat to Abu Simbel in the far south, with some even continuing on to Nubia and the Sudan.

The exhibition presents works by, for example, Maxime Du Camp (France, 1822-1894), Louis de Clercq (France, 1836−1901), John Beasley Greene (USA, 1832−1856) and Francis Frith (England, 1822−1898) whose works are now, for example, on show in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Website


Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien


Tel: (43) 1 52 52 40

Events in Classical Music

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
SALZBURG  •  Grosses Festspielhaus  •  31 August 2016

Beethoven: Leonore op. 72a – Ouvertüre II
Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
András Schiff, piano
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Salzburg Festival 2016 Website

Detailed schedule information:

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

Events in Opera

© Salzburger Festspiele / Monika RittershausPiotr Beczala, FaustIldar Abdrazakov, Méphistophélès
© Salzburger Festspiele / Monika Rittershaus
Piotr Beczala, Faust
Ildar Abdrazakov, Méphistophélès
Faust: By Charles Gounod
SALZBURG  •  Grosses Festspielhaus  •  10 - 29 August 2016

Charles Gounod: Faust
Opéra in five acts by Charles Gounod (1818–1893)
Text by Jules Barbier (1825–1901) and Michel Carré (1821–1872)
after Faust Part One by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
New production
With German and English surtitles

Alejo Pérez, Conductor
Reinhard von der Thannen, Director, Sets and Costumes
Giorgio Madia, Chorographer and Staging Collaborator
Franck Evin, Lighting
Birgit von der Thannen, Dramaturgy and Conceptual Collaboration
Katrin Hauer, Set Design Collaborator
Alexander Fahima, Staging Collaborator
Adriana Mortelliti, Assistant Choreographer
Walter Zeh, Chorus Master


Piotr Beczala, Faust
Ildar Abdrazakov, Méphistophélès
Maria Agresta, Marguerite
Alexey Markov, Valentin
Tara Erraught, Siébel
Paolo Rumetz, Wagner
Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Marthe
Philharmonia Chor Wien
Vienna Philharmonic

Salzburg Festival 2016 Website

Detailed schedule information:

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

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