The Sound of Music in Salzburg
Original tour and "Sound of Salzburg" dinner show
In the year 1965 the movie that was to become one of the most successful productions in film history was first screened.
Following the enormous success of the stage musical "The Sound of Music" (written and composed by Rogers and Hammerstein - the work was performed on Broadway almost 1.500 times, won 6 Tony awards and sold more than 3 million records), Robert Wise produced and directed the film of the same name.
The Sound of Music winning five Oscars
In 1966, The Sound of Music motion picture was nominated for 10 Oscars and went on to win 5: best film, best director, best sound recording, best script and best musical adaption. "The Sound of Music" itself is based on a true story.
The true story of "The Sound of Music"
Born in Vienna, Maria von Kutschera was living in the Benedictine Convent on Nonnberg in Salzburg, preparing to be a novice, when she was sent by her Mother Superior as a governess to the househould of Baron Georg von Trapp to look after his seven children, left motherless after the death of his wife. Shortly afterwards Maria became the Baron's wife and in the early 30s she founded a family choir with which she undertook frequent public performances whilst they remained in Austria.
Sound of Music locations in Salzburg
- Nonnberg Abbey
- Mirabell Palace & Gardens
- Residence Square & Fountain
- Rock Riding School Salzburg
- St. Peter Cemetery
- Leopoldskron Palace
- The Sound of Music pavilion (gazebo)
- Frohnburg Palace