A film by Hannes M. Schalle about the world’s best known conductor Herbert von Karajan and his very personal legacy, the Salzburg Easter Festival. In 2017 the Easter Festival will be staging Richard Wagner’s opera “Valkyrie” as a reconstructed performance of its 1967 original. The film is going to be released during the Easter Festival 2017.

“KARAJAN - The Maestro And His Festival”



Maestro Karajan
Maestro Karajan

Rehearsing with the performers 1967

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On Set at the Great Festival Hall
On Set at the Great Festival Hall

ltr.: DOP Thomas Schorn Director Hannes M Schalle Press and PR OFS Martin Riegler

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Compilation Cut Screening
Compilation Cut Screening

With Susanne Harf and Hannes M Schalle

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Maestro Karajan
Maestro Karajan

Rehearsing with the performers 1967

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„One who has reached all of his goals has set them too low.”  

Herbert von Karajan (1908 - 1989 )

Karajan signature
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July 21 
by Sony Music  Entertainment


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Director & Writer: Hannes M. Schalle

Narrator: Senta Berger

Art Director & Film Editor: Stefan Resch

Camera: Thomas Schorn, Thomas Schweighofer

Executive Producer: Brigitte Wettstein

Production Management: Silvia Hofer

Producer: Hannes M. Schalle

Editor In Chief (3sat/ORF): Petra Gruber

Production Management (ORF): Rosemarie Prasek

Program Editor: Ursula Schirlbauer

Postproduction Supervisor: Guenther Mitterhuber

Narration Recording: Eberhard Weckerle

Sound Design & Mix: Martin Loecker


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To find out more about Director Hannes M Schalle, visit his website
visit also the webpage of our first movie of the Salzburg Film Series: "Salzburg - Gesamtkunstwerk in the heart of Europe"
Original Artwork by Schneider-Siemssen