Ivor Bolton's lousy with the Salzburger Festspiele this summer. After opening the festivities on July 25 with Handel's oratorio, Theodora, he's also conducting Haydn's Armida and Stabat Mater -- a grand total just shy of 20 appearances. But as Mozarteumorchester Salzburg’s Chief Conductor, the British born & raised conductor is no stranger to Salzburg. This year, Bolton is the official Blogging Insider for the 2009 Salzburger Festspiele, and has been writing about his experiences every few days.
He'll be conducting the opening of Haydn's Armida tonight, with Christof Loy's direction. Annette Dasch is Armida, Michael Schade is Rinaldo, Mojca Erdmann is Zelmira, and Vito Priante is Idreno.
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