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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


Contact:

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

 


Tel: (43) 1 52 52 40

Events in Classical Music

Eastern Christianity IV: Coptic Hymns and Ethiopian Chants
SALZBURG  •  Kollegienkirche  •  30 July 2016
 

Eastern Christianity: Coptic Hymns and Ethiopian Chants

Michael Ghattas, Conductor
Coptic Orthodox Choir for Sacred Music (Egypt)
Alèmu Aga, Bèguèna
Chœur de Saint Yaréd (Ethiopia)



Salzburg Festival 2016 Website



Detailed schedule information:
20h30

Contact:

Kollegienkirche
Salzburg
Austria


Tel: (43) 662 80 45 500

Events in Dance

Trajal Harrell: The Return of La Argentina
VIENNA  •  Leopold Museum  •  1 - 5 August 2016
 
 

Trajal Harrell: The Return of La Argentina (Austrian Premiere)

Tatsumi Hijikata, the inventor of Japanese butoh dance, created a legendary homage to acclaimed dancer La Argentina aka Antonia Rosa Mercé y Luque (1890–1936) in 1977. In the sensational solo La Argentina was portrayed by none other than butoh poet Kazuo Ohno. Now Trajal Harrell, the Voguing star from New York, breathes new life into Hijikata’s and Ohno’s work. To do so, he rummages in fictitious recollections and invents an intimate ritual of artistic reanimation. With subtle humour and total abandon he dances his very own Ohno/Hijikata/Argentina.



ImPulsTanz Website



Detailed schedule information:
20h

Contact: Leopold Museum
Museumsquartier
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien
Tel: (43) 1 523 55 58

Ushio Amagatsu / Sankai Juku
Ushio Amagatsu / Sankai Juku
Ushio Amagatsu / Sankai Juku
VIENNA  •  Volkstheater  •  29 - 31 July 2016
 
 
Concentrated movement, dreamful sounds, images of perfect equilibrium – Ushio Amagatsu’s company Sankai Juku combines these elements to create utterly sensual art: MEGURI is the group’s latest creation. Founded in 1975, they have been performing all over the globe since 1980 and brought Butoh to its worldwide fame. Like monks from a secluded Buddhist monastery, eight dancers engage in a delicate dialogue with gravity: on a sand-covered stage before a backdrop of lapidified water lilies. Such fossilised traces served Amagatsu as an inspiration for blending the body and nature in harmony.

ImPulsTanz Website



Detailed schedule information:
21h

Contact: Volkstheater
Neustiftgasse 1
1070 Wien
Tel: (43) 1 523 55 58

Events in Opera

Così fan tutte: By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
SALZBURG  •  Felsenreitschule  •  29 July - 12 August 2016
 
 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte
Dramma giocoso in two acts, K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749–1838)
Revival
With German and English surtitles

Ottavio Dantone, Conductor
Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Stage Director
Mark Bouman, Costumes
Friedrich Rom, Lighting
Ernst Raffelsberger, Chorus Master

CAST

Julia Kleiter, Fiordiligi
Angela Brower, Dorabella
Martina Janková, Despina
Mauro Peter, Ferrando
Alessio Arduini, Guglielmo
Michael Volle, Don Alfonso
Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus
Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg



Salzburg Festival 2016 Website



Detailed schedule information:
19h

Contact: Felsenreitschule
Salzburg
Austria
Tel: (43) 662 80 45 500

Manon Lescault: By Giacomo Puccini
SALZBURG  •  Grosses Festspielhaus  •  1 - 7 August 2016
 
 

Opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
Text by Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857–1919), Marco Praga (1862–1929), Domenico Oliva (1860–1917), Luigi Illica (1857–1919), Giuseppe Giacosa (1847–1906), Giulio Ricordi (1840–1912) and Giuseppe Adami (1878–1946) after the novel Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost (1697–1763)

Concert performance

With German and English surtitles

Marco Armiliato, Conductor
Ernst Raffelsberger, Chorus Master

CAST

Anna Netrebko, Manon Lescaut
Yusif Eyvazov, Renato Des Grieux
Armando Piña, Lescaut
Carlos Chausson, Geronte di Ravoir
Benjamin Bernheim, Edmondo
Erik Anstine, Oste / Sergente
Patrick Vogel, Maestro di ballo / Lampionaio
Szilvia Vörös, Musico
Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus
Münchner Rundfunkorchester



Salzburg Festival 2016 Website



Detailed schedule information:
19h30

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



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