Elīna Garanča's anniversary programme

For 15 years Elīna Garanča has been giving her acclaimed summer concert "Klassik unter Sternen" in Göttweig, and 10 years ago "Klassik in den Alpen" was launched in Kitzbühel. Reason enough for the mezzo-soprano to include highlights from past concerts in her programme this time, as well as arias she has never sung before. Among these personal premieres will be "Vissi d'arte" from "Tosca", one of Giacomo Puccini's most challenging and famous arias. Elīna Garanča is particularly pleased to include this, in which the opera's title character sings a heartfelt monologue in the midst of Scarpia's threat, in the programme for the first time. 
So Elīna Garanča celebrates the anniversaries with numerous innovations and affectionate retrospectives that bring a reunion with particularly acclaimed arias and duets from the concert history of "Klassik unter Sternen" and "Klassik in den Alpen". 
For the special occasion, Karel Mark Chichon, who will once again act as musical director, has also put together another medley. Under the title "Around the World" he combines popular songs from all over the world, including "My Way" and "New York, New York", both of which became evergreens mainly through Frank Sinatra. In addition, there are Austrian favourites such as "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß" from "Giuditta" as well as the Vilja song from "Die lustige Witwe", both ear-pleasers from the operettas of Franz Lehár. All these parts of the medley will also be sung by Elīna Garanča for the first time in Göttweig and Kitzbühel.
ZukunftsStimmen and Kitzbühel Klassik:
Performing at Elīna Garanča's concerts is a dream for many young singers. Since the foundation of the young talent promotion programme in 2019, the winner of the "ZukunftsStimmen" initiative is given the opportunity to perform together with Elīna Garanča in front of a large audience on the impressive stages of the two Klassik open-air concerts. 
The winner: Felix Pacher

This year's winner is 25-year-old Felix Pacher from Vienna. He studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, he had his beginnings in the opera school of the Vienna State Opera, where he also sang the title role in the youth opera "Tschick" at the Vienna State Opera and was nominated for the "Stella23" - prize for outstanding performance. 
As part of the "Kitzbühel Klassik" theme week, the best up-and-coming singers will be on show on three evenings from Wednesday, even before the big gala concert on Saturday. The performances will take place free of charge in the romantic setting of Kitzbühel's Stadtpark.