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Rembrandt – Titian – Bellotto: Spirit and Splendour of the Dresden Picture Gallery at the Winter Palace
VIENNA  •  Österreichische Galerie Belvedere  •  11 June - 8 November 2015
 
The exhibition Rembrandt – Titian – Bellotto: Spirit and Splendour of the Dresden Picture Gallery at the Winter Palace showcases approximately one hundred masterpieces by famous artists including Rembrandt, Titian, Bernardo Bellotto, Guido Reni, Anthony van Dyck, and Antoine Watteau. The foundation and development of the Dresden Gemäldegalerie [Picture Gallery] in the eighteenth century will be divided into seven chapters, tracing its evolution into a centre of education and exchange between artists and art historians. Important history paintings, landscapes, still lifes, and portraits clearly convey the prestige of this royal collection. And they also shed light on the collecting practices of the electors of Saxony and kings of Poland, Augustus II, called “the Strong”, and his son Augustus III. Their reigns marked an economic and cultural heyday that has been dubbed the Augustan Age, a time when many buildings and the royal collections demonstrated the new power of the Dresden court. Dresden’s Picture Gallery dates back to the days of Augustus the Strong.

The Belvedere is showing the exhibition Rembrandt – Titian – Bellotto: Spirit and Splendour of the Dresden Picture Gallery at the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene, who was amassing his treasures from many different countries at the same time as Augustus II and Augustus III. The exhibition therefore transforms the Winter Palace into an encounter between international art connoisseurs from the Baroque period.

Belvedere Website


Contact: The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy
Himmelpfortgasse 8
1010 Vienna
Tel: (43) 1 795 57 134

Threads of power
Threads of power
Threads of power: 16th century tapesteries from the Kunsthistorisches Museum
VIENNA  •  Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien  •  14 July - 20 September 2015
 
This exhibition evokes the splendor of monumental tapestries displayed to celebrate important events at Renaissance courts. It showcases a medium that functioned as the ideal symbol of wealth and power. Almost all of the tapestries on show were once in the imperial collection; they and the unique canopy also on show here were designed by the period’s leading artists.

The exhibition documents the Kunsthistorisches Museum’s exceptional holdings of tapestries that cannot be permanently displayed for conservation reasons. A selection of sixteen exhibits will showcase tapestry production in the first half of the 16th century. Contemporary works by Margret Eicher and Nives Widauer forge a bridge to the present day and remind us of tapestries’ former meaning.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Website


Contact: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Wien
Austria

Tel: (43) 1 525 24 - 5202

Tracey Emin at the Leopold Museum in front of Egon Schieles painting <EM>Seated Male Nude,</EM>&nbsp; 2014 © Leopold Museum, Vienna / A. Ludwig
Tracey Emin at the Leopold Museum in front of Egon Schieles painting Seated Male Nude,  2014
© Leopold Museum, Vienna / A. Ludwig
Tracey Emin / Egon Schiele: Where I Want to Go
VIENNA  •  Leopold Museum  •  24 April - 14 September 2015
 
Featuring more than 80 works by British artist Tracey Emin (born in 1963), this show attempts to present a dialogue between Emin and her personal selection of drawings by Egon Schiele. The Leopold Museum's curators hope that this exploration of the Austrian Expressionist’s oeuvre allows Tracey Emin to venture into unchartered territory with her art and to draw interesting parallels.

Leopold Museum Website


Contact:

Leopold Museum
at the MuseumsQuartier
U2 MuseumsQuartier
U3 Volkstheater
Vienna


Tel: (43) 1.5257016-18

Events in Opera

<P>Cecilia Bartoli in <EM>Norma</EM>© Hans Jörg Michel</P>

Cecilia Bartoli in Norma
© Hans Jörg Michel

Norma: By Vincenzo Bellini
SALZBURG  •  Haus für Mozart  •  31 July - 8 August 2015
 
 

Vincenzo Bellini: Norma

Opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835)
Performance of the new critical edition by Maurizio Biondi and Riccardo Minasi
Libretto by Felice Romani (1788–1865) based on the tragedy Norma ou L’Infanticide (1831) by Alexandre Soumet (1788–1845)

Revival of the production from the 2013 Whitsun Festival
With German and English surtitles

Giovanni Antonini, Conductor
Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier, Director
Christian Fenouillat, Sets
Agostino Cavalca, Costumes
Christophe Forey, Lighting
Konrad Kuhn, Dramaturgy
Gianluca Capuano, Chorus Master

CAST

Cecilia Bartoli, Norma
Rebeca Olvera, Adalgisa
John Osborn, Pollione
Michele Pertusi, Oroveso
Liliana Nikiteanu, Clotilde
Reinaldo Macias, Flavio
Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano
Orchestra La Scintilla at Zurich Opera



Salzburg Festival 2015 Website



Detailed schedule information:
19h

Contact: Haus für Mozart
Salzburg
Austria
Tel: (43) 662 80 45 500



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