An unusual Salzburg 'Ring',
appreciated by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
This review deals with a Salzburg Der Ring Des Nibelungen, not with 'the' Salzburg Der Ring Des Nibelungen. From 2006 to 2009, the latter was the very special (indeed unique) production where the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Salzburg Easter Festival and the Berlin Philharmonic joined forces, under the baton of Simon Rattle and the dramaturgy of Stéphane Braunschweig, and with the best singers on the market, to produce a memorable version of Wagner's cycle. However, Salzburg is not only a series of Festivals -- there are four major ones each year, but also a dozen high quality ones less known internationally. It is also known for its repertory theatre: the Landestheater features a season with eight operas, four ballets and nearly twenty plays...
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