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The Queen of Spades, Royal Opera, 13 January 2019

Royal Opera House Tchaikovsky (Vladimir Stoyanov)Images: ROH/Catherine Ashmore Herman – Aleksandrs Antonenko Count Tomsky, Zlatogor – John Lundgren Prince Yeletsky, Tchaikovsky – Vladimir Stoyanov The Countess – Felicity Palmer Lisa – Eva-Maria Westbroek Pauline, Milovzor – Anna Goryachova Chekalinsky – Alexander Kravets Surin – Tigran Martirossian Chaplitsky – Konu Kim Narumov – Michael Mofidian Governess – Louise Winter ...
Tags: London, Religion, Amsterdam, Palmer, Royal Opera House, Salzburg, Catherine, Covent Garden, Mozart, Wagner, Lisa, Tchaikovsky, Herman, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Mariss Jansons, Vienna Philharmonic


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on his Sadio Mane mistake

Klopp on not signing Sadio Mane In a recent interview, Jurgen Klopp has revealed how he turned down the chance to sign Sadio Mane. Before becoming Liverpool manager in October of 2015, Jurgen Klopp was in charge of German outfit, Borussia Dortmund. Prior to joining Southampton in 2014, Mane was playing his football with Red Bull Salzburg. Mane made 87 appearances for Salzburg, scoring 45 and assisting 32. The winger then decided to leave Salzburg in 2014 and Klopp met with Mane to determine if ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Southampton, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, Salzburg, Gary Neville, Dortmund, UEFA Champions League, Sadio Mane, Red Star Belgrade, BELGRADE Serbia, Mané, Mo Salah


Teeth prove women helped produce 8th-century religious manuscripts

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach


Rare gemstone particles found in an 8th-century nun's mouth shatter a historical misconception

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach


Austria: Wife killed when train hits car driven by husband

BERLIN (AP) — Police say an 81-year-old woman died and her husband was injured after a freight train hit their car at a crossing in northern Austria. The accident happened on Wednesday morning at Micheldorf, between Salzburg and Vienna. Police said in a statement that the husband, also age 81, drove the car onto the […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Ap, Austria, Nation, Salzburg, Vienna Police, Micheldorf


Performances of the Year, 2018

Anniversaries too often prove a lazy way to programme. Sometimes, though, especially in the case of composers in need of rediscovery, they afford excellent opportunities. Such has been in the case of Karlheinz Stockhausen, latterly overlooked in favour of other post-war avant gardists. His ninetieth birthday has brought forth a number of outstanding performances. (One excellent thing about Stockhausen’s music in performance is the consistently high quality of performance. Either you can ...
Tags: London, Berlin, Religion, Jerusalem, Vienna, Munich, Paris, Royal Opera House, Salzburg, Provence, Mozart, Sirius, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Salzburg Festival, Katie Mitchell, Daniel Barenboim


Rumour: Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool quit threat if Israeli Moanes Dabour moves to Anfield

Liverpool & Moanes Dabour Days before the January transfer window opens, rumours are getting louder that Liverpool could make a move for Israeli international striker Moanes Dabour. Moanes Dabour, 26, plies his trade for Salzburg in Austria. Dabour is have a terrific season. He’s already scored 20 goals in 30 matches in all competitions for Salzburg. That’s included four goals in Champions League qualifiers, plus six goals in six Europa League outings. If there one spot in the Liverpool squad w...
Tags: Israel, Sport, Austria, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Newcastle, Jordan Henderson, Anfield, Europa League, Salzburg, Basel, Red Bull Salzburg, Reds, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino


In Search of the Origin of “Silent Night”

Silent nights are an uncommon occurrence in The Big Apple, but on a frosty evening in late November, a group of people are gathered at a Colonial-Era churchyard cemetery on the grounds of New York City’s Trinity Church. There’s a nip in the air, but it has zero effect on the feeling of warmth and fellowship amongst the crowd standing under the bright lights of the giant towers of the city’s Financial District. On this night, Lower Manhattan’s nocturnal cacophony of howling sirens, honking car h...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York City, Toronto, Unesco, Austria, Vienna, Atlantic, Trinity, North America, World Trade Center, Yemen, Salzburg, Darfur, Gruber, Silent Night


Celtic 1-2 Salzburg: Scottish champions squeeze into Europa League last 32

Celtic scrape into the Europa League last 32 as Rosenborg's shock draw in Leipzig sent the Scottish champions through.
Tags: News, Celtic, Europa League, Salzburg, Leipzig, Rosenborg


Coach Moriyasu goes with youth in Japan squad for Asian Cup

Southampton's Maya Yoshida and Salzburg's Takumi Minamino have been included in a Japan squad that will be missing Shinji Okazaki and Shinji Kagawa at next month's Asian Cup            [Author: AP]
Tags: Japan, News, Ap, Southampton, Salzburg, Shinji Kagawa, Shinji Okazaki, Maya Yoshida, Moriyasu, Takumi Minamino


Saalbach-Hinterglemm Replaces the Canceled Slalom in Val d'Isere

Last Sunday, the Men’s slalom in Val d'Isère was canceled due to the weather conditions.The race will now take place in the Austrian town of Saalbach-Hinterglemm.Candidate for the FIS Ski World Championships in 2025, the resort located in the south-west of the city of Salzburg planned to organize European Cup races this season, with two Super-Gs scheduled on 21st and 22nd of December. In addition to this, Saalbach will host two World Cup races.A World Cup will be held on 19th of December, rep...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Salzburg, Fis, Solden, Ski Austria, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Saalbach, Isere, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Rettenbach Glacier, 2018-2019 Winter Season


Celtic v Red Bull Salzburg: We've been getting better and better - Rodgers

Celtic go into their final Europa League group game against Salzburg with "great confidence and belief", says manager Brendan Rodgers.
Tags: News, Celtic, Europa League, Salzburg, Red Bull Salzburg, Rodgers


The Tradition of the Christmas Crèche

When asked about the origin of these old folk customs, one sometimes finds it hard to answer. They have come down to us through the centu­ries out of the gray past. Some are so old that they go back to pre-Christian times, having been baptized together with the people and turned from pagan into Christian customs. But, once in a while, we know how one or another custom originated. The Christmas crib, as we have it today, goes back to St. Francis of Assisi. Not that he was the one who made the fir...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Christmas, America, Austria, Jesus, Francis, Saints, Salzburg, Christ, Bethlehem, Jesus Christ, Nativity Scene, Advent, Mary, Joseph


Top Tenner: Teams fighting back from the Champions League abyss

With Barcelona already qualified for the UCL round of 16, the FC guys question if Ernesto Valverde will field his star forward at the Camp Nou. Tottenham have a chance to make it through their Champions League group despite only managing a point from their first three games. It's not an unprecedented feat, though: Here are some others who made it through despite terrible starts to their groups. 10. AC Milan 1994-95 Milan's defence of the Champions League in 1994 didn't actually s...
Tags: Milan, Football, Blog, Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Champions League, Ac Milan, Ucl, Salzburg, Blog Post, UEFA Champions League, Blog - Champions League, Ernesto Valverde, Top Tenner, Camp Nou Tottenham


Most beautiful breweries in Europe

Back before the global craft beer craze, opening a brewery was quite a rare and monumental event, often necessitating an entire warehouse, a wing inside a monastery, or a full city block. Those who started the breweries of Bavaria, Belgium, and elsewhere in Europe may not have foreseen their brewhouses becoming architectural staples — but, fortunately, society tends to love historical buildings about as much as it loves beer. By visiting these gorgeous European breweries, you can get your fix...
Tags: Travel, Europe, America, Beer, Danube, Austria, Munich, Carlsberg, Copenhagen, Bavaria, Salzburg, Guinness, Bruges, Mozart, Copenhagen Denmark, Anheuser Busch


Dedryck Boyata: Celtic defender a major doubt for Salzburg match

Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata is almost certainly out of next week's Europa League match against Salzburg with a hamstring injury.
Tags: News, Celtic, Europa League, Salzburg, Dedryck Boyata


Austrian ex-officer suspected of spying for Russia arrested

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say a retired colonel in the country’s military who is suspected of having spied for Russia for more than two decades has been rearrested a few weeks after he was released. The Austria Press Agency reported that the 70-year-old was arrested Friday and Salzburg prosecutors said he was in investigative […]
Tags: News, Russia, Berlin, Ap, Salzburg, Austria Press Agency, Nation & World


The Sound of Music in Salzburg

I strolled around the Mirabell Gardens killing a little time before it was time to board the Sound of Music bus. It was the perfect weather at the end of May. I sat down by the Pegasus statue looking up at the Hohensalzburg Fortress in the distance. The dwarf garden lay to my right, famous for its statues of little people who starred in the Sound of Music movie during the do-re-mi montage of musical scenes. It feels tempting to skip through the ornate garden singing along to the movie soundtrack...
Tags: Travel, Austria, Vienna, Pegasus, Salzburg, Sound Of Music, Central Europe, Wien, Mirabell Gardens, Hohensalzburg Fortress


Europa League: Celtic aim to finish group with win over RB Salzburg

Brendan Rodgers insists Celtic will not play for a draw against Salzburg even though a point will secure their passage to the last 32 of the Europa League.
Tags: News, Celtic, Brendan Rodgers, Europa League, Salzburg


Salzburg hotels: 10 of the best places to stay

Jennifer Walker selects 10 of the best places to stay in Salzburg, home of baroque architecture and Alpine views [Author: Jennifer Walker]
Tags: Salzburg, Jennifer Walker


West Ham eyeing move for Hertha’s Valentino Lazaro

Lazaro to West Ham According to the Express, West Ham are interested in signing Hertha BSC defender, Valentino Lazaro. Lazaro joined Hertha from Red Bull Salzburg in July of 2018 for a fee in the region of £5.8 million. Lazaro had played 121 games for Salzburg, in which he had scored 15 and assisted 23. So far, for Hertha, Lazaro has made 45 appearances in all competitions, in which he has scored four and assisted eight. Lazaro is naturally a right midfielder, a position he has played over 70 t...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, West Ham United, Pep Guardiola, West Ham, Manuel Pellegrini, Salzburg, Red Bull Salzburg, Pablo Zabaleta, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Marko Arnautovic, London England, Yarmolenko, Hertha, Zabaleta


Seven Clubs Qualify For Europa League Knockout Stages

Olivier Giroud ended his drought by scoring the only goal to lead Chelsea to a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov on Thursday that clinched a place in the knockout stage of the Europa League with two group games to spare. Giroud had not scored for Chelsea for six months but he knows what it’s like to net against BATE. Last season, the France forward was on target in both games against the Belarusian champion when he played for London rival Arsenal in Europe’s second tier competition. Arsenal also made it ...
Tags: Europe, England, Milan, London, France, Russia, Sport, Hungary, Soccer, Chelsea, Marseille, Arsenal, Anderlecht, Rangers, Atletico Madrid, Group D


Few of Meindl favourite things: Bentley Collection

photography SHINI PARK & ABI OMOLE. research ZANA WILBERFORCE. by invitation of BENTLEY COLLECTION According to a veritable source (the stars apparently, mostly evangelised by my wide-eyed, annoyingly brainy copywriter Zana), my Libra moons means that I’m fiercely just and favour balance. If immense speed and slowing down could happen at the same time, I would compare it to driving my wheel of choice (second to cheese wheels) Bentley Bentayga in the Alps of Bavaria. You’re zooming ahead at 10...
Tags: Travel, Leather, Religion, Austria, Munich, Alps, Bavaria, Salzburg, Bentley, Zana, Bentley Bentayga, Karin, Bentley Motors, SHINI PARK, A Closer Look, Meindl


An Abstract Painter and Automotive Color & Materials Designer Discuss How Color Influences Their Work

Images by Lincoln When car companies introduce new vehicles, they typically host media drives for journalists as a way to generate buzz and reviews in advance of dealership sales to the public. The majority of the time spent on these drive programs is experimental, mostly driving and eating (a lot of eating). Additionally, there's important informative talks by brand marketing representatives, engineers and designers which must be assimilated and committed to memory while being in a perpetual ...
Tags: Design, Cars, Los Angeles, Ford, Lincoln, Fine Art, Salzburg, Ruth, Alcantara, Nautilus, Ojai California, Black Label, Lincoln Black Label, Salzberg, Dave Pinter, Marcia Salzberg


St. Wolfgang and the Church the Devil Built

October 31 does not receive much attention as a saint’s feast day in the United States. The ostentatious festivities of Halloween are, of course, difficult to compete with—as is the Holy Day it vigils. Besides being a night of merry devilry and the eve of All Saints’ Day, October 31 commemorates the feast of one saint who, like ancient Halloween traditions, juggled evil to good purpose. Similarly, as Halloween’s liturgy has been overshadowed by its lore, so has the life of this saint been oversh...
Tags: Religion, Austria, Hungary, United States, Regensburg, Salzburg, Bishop, Hunter, Wolf, Adam, Wolfgang, Wilt, Salzkammergut, St Wolfgang, Benedictines, Swabia


Salzburg's Panzerhalle Loft Revels in Sculptural Audacity

Expansive and futuristic, Loft Panzerhalle designed by Vienna-based architectural studio Smartvoll nevertheless manages to embrace its industrial heritage.
Tags: Art, Vienna, Salzburg


Arsenal sink Sporting as Betis topple AC Milan

Paris (AFP) – Danny Welbeck pounced on a defensive lapse to snatch a 1-0 victory for Arsenal at Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday, while seven-time European champions AC Milan crashed to a home defeat by Real Betis. England forward Welbeck struck a 78th-minute winner in Portugal as he punished a mistake by former Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates to hand Arsenal a third win in three matches in Group E. Unai Emery’s Gunners have now won 11 games in a row in all competitions — th...
Tags: England, Milan, Scotland, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Paris, Italy, Celtic, Steven Gerrard, Arsenal, Portugal, Rangers, Belarus, Spartak Moscow


Cecilia reveals Divine Festival plans

Cecilia Bartoli has had a busy week. Opening her 2014 Salzburg Whitsun Festival, singing in it, celebrating her birthday and, finally, revealing her plans for the 2015 festival. All whilst dressed as a milkmaid. Pretty impressive. This year's festival centres on Rossini. Next year's is elevated to the divine with a 'gods' theme. La Ceci herself takes the leading role in the festival's two operas: Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride, directed by her beloved Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, and a conce...
Tags: Religion, Salzburg, Hamburg, Handel, Gluck, Cecilia, Aeneas, Henry Purcell, Christopher Maltman, Inter Mezzo, Cecilia Bartoli, La Ceci, Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier, John Neumeier, Anna Netrebko Vesselina Kasarova Juan Diego Florez


Brexit: May and EU leaders discussed extending transition period – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and the opening of the EU summit in Brussels‘Very good progress’ on Brexit, May saysGermany and France draw up no-deal plansPMQs - Snap verdictPMQs - Verdict from Twitter commentariatLunchtime summary 7.39pm BST The European parliament president Antonio Tajani also confirmed that an extension to the Brexit transition period was discussed by EU leaders as part of efforts to res...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, Bbc, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Brussels, Pmqs, Salzburg, Brexit


'Very good progress' on Brexit, May says at Brussels summit

PM says deal can be achieved ‘by working closely’, before making case to EU leadersTheresa May has said “very good progress” has been made on Brexit since the ill-tempered Salzburg summit last month, as she arrived in Brussels for talks with EU leaders and urged both sides to work “intensively” in the coming days.The prime minister shrugged off the setbacks of last weekend and gave a defiantly upbeat assessment of the outlook for a deal after a brief meeting with the EU commission president, Jea...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Salzburg, Brexit, Jean Claude Juncker