(SF, 10 June 2019) This was the eighth Whitsun Festival under the artistic directorship of Cecilia Bartoli: entitled Voci celesti – Heavenly Voices, the Salzburg Whitsun Festival from 7 to 10 June 2019 was dedicated to the memory of the great castrato voices.
“Two important decisions for the future of the Festival have just recently been taken. On 21 May, the Board of Trustees extended the contract of our highly successful artistic director, Markus Hinterhäuser. His first official act was to ask the wonderful Cecilia Bartoli to extend her own contract as artistic director until 2026, giving the Whitsun Festival her very special programmatic focus. And Cecilia joyfully said yes,” Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler declares.