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Monday, July 22nd, 2013 Salzburg Festival

Every summer the small and quaint Salzburg turns into an international stage when the cultural highlight of the year is in full activity.

The Salzburg Festival offers a big variety of premium concerts, theatres and operas. You can find the detailed programme here: http://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at.

But despite the changing programme, there are some highlights that say the same. One of them is the beloved play ‘Jedermann’ (Everyman) of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, that premiered at the first Salzburg Festival in 1920 and was played every year since then. Also the festival ball in the last week on August 31st is a popular festivity.

For those who do not have tickets, there are the Siemens Festival nights. In the city center on the Kapitelplatz a lot of the plays and concerts are shown on an open-air cinema screen. This enables you to enjoy current Festival productions for free and in front of the special scenery of the city center and the fortress.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 Invitation for a ball

As every year, the Salzburg Festival is a huge success and important part of Salzburg’s cultural events. But this year, the Salzburg Festival has yet another thing to offer: a ball.

On the 1st of September, the Salzburger Festspiele invite for their very first ball. The ball is started with a gala dinner at the Residence, afterwards the guests move to the Felsenreitschule- the main venue of the ball. There the event is formally opened with a gala concert.

The festival ball is the finale of the Salzburg Festival and supposed to become a solid tradition in the Salzburg calendar of events.

Friday, January 20th, 2012 Festival Mozartweek

Since 1956 the Mozartweek takes place in Salzburg.

This year is no exception, so the music and works of the popular Salzburg composer W.A. Mozart is played and newly interpreted during the festival from January 27 until February 5.

A big variety of his operas, chamber music, orchestra and soloistic works are played, as well as his original music instruments.

Also historic music sheets of some of the played works are displayed.

Special highlight this year is the world premiere of the project of Sasha Waltz, a choreographer as well as the concerts of the Minguet quartett.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 Salzburg Festival

It is August and the cultural highlight of Salzburg is in full activity. The first Festival in Salzburg took place in 1920 with the premiere of the famous play ‘Jedermann’ (everyman) of Hugo von Hofmannsthal.  The ‘Jedermann’ soon became very popular and was played every year since.

This year 186 events take place, for example the Mozart morning performance, the circle of the composer Schostakowitsch and plays from Gustav Mahler. Performing orchestras will be the Viennese Orchestra, the Berlin Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg and many other.

There will be the operas ‘Don Giovani’, ‘Macbeth’, Cosi fan tutti’ and ‘Le nozze di Figaro’ as well as two operas from Richard Strauss.

Traditional highlight is of course the well-known play ‘Everyman’. But also the other plays from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Peter Handke and William Shakespeare are worth seeing.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Festival nights in Salzburg

The baroque architecture of the city center of Salzburg is again the distinctive and unique scenery of the famous Salzburg Festival. This year the Salzburg Festival takes place from July 27 until August 30.

For those who do not have any tickets, there are the Siemens Festival nights. In the city center on the Kapitelplatz a lot of the plays and concerts are shown on an open-air cinema screen. This enables you to enjoy current Festival productions for free and in a special scenery and atmosphere.

From July 24 until August 15 you have the possibility to enjoy the open-air transmissions. At 18:00 p.m. audio transmissions start, at 20:00 p.m. when the light fades the cinema screen is put on.


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