• »1685«

    The stars were favourable for music in 1685: Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederic Handel and Domenico Scarlatti were born. The three stars are the focus of the 2014 Innsbruck Festival.

    The programme

  • Cesti competition

    The Cesti competition will take place in Innsbruck for the fifth time. Young singers of all nations are invited to enter the competition. Apply until 15 May.

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  • Mass B minor

    Alessandro De Marchi will conduct Bach's mass in B minor at Wilten monastery. With orchestra and choir of the Academia Montis Regalis, Marie-Sophie Pollak, Ruby Hughes, Jakob Huppmann, Dávid Szigetvári and Marcell Bakonyi.

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  • 1st Prize

    Emilie Renard ist the winner of the 4th International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti!

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Tickets 2014

Season 2014
The 38th Innsbruck Festival of Early Music takes place between 12th and 31st of August 2014. Buy your tickets for the are already available.

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Cesti competition

Apply until 15 May
The Cesti competition will take place in Innsbruck for the fifth time. Young singers of all nations are invited to enter the competition.

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Bach, Handel, Scarlatti

the focus lies on three composers born in 1685: Bach, Handel and Scarlatti with masterpieces from opera, church music, concertos and chamber music.

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Cesti Competition

British winner
The British Emilie Renard won the 4th Cesti competition. 2nd place went to the Austrian Christina Gansch. Place 3 to Fernando Guimaraes from Portugal.

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David Hansen © Tonje Thilesen

Highlights 2014

Next summer there will be a lot of highlights
The most popular events of next festival summer are the operas "Almira" by Händel and "Narciso" by Domenico Scarlatti. Our BAROQUE OPERA:YOUNG production is Cesti's "L'Orontea". At castle Ambras we will do a further semi-staged production by Händel: "Duello Amoroso"... and concerts such as "Farinelli and his Rivals" with counter tenor David Hansen and Bach's famous B minor mass at Wilten monastery.

La Stellidaura vendicante

World premiere
Francesco Provenzale‘s opera „La Stellidaura vendicante“, celebrated at the Innsbruck Festival in 2012, was released by Sony.