First held in 1920, the Salzburg Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the year. Alongside the regular residency of the Vienna Philharmonic, musicians and ensembles of the highest calibre fill the alpine city with music and drama.
Every summer the Salzburger Festspiele
dominate the Baroque city of Salzburg. Some of the greatest artists of classical music
appear on the stage of the Festspielhaus, and international stars like Anna Netrebko, Ricardo Muti and Edita Gruberova have become regulars here.
In the splendid ambience of Salzburg
and its Domplatz, thousands of performers demonstrate the harrowing story of the life and death of the rich man in Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Jedermann"
, staged here annually since the festival began in 1920. Visitors can also experience contemporary theatre on Hallein's Perner Island, in the middle of River Salzach.
Being Salzburg's major festival, we advise that you secure tickets to the Salzburger Festspiele
well in advance to avoid disappointment. Salzburg Tourist Office
is pleased to assist you here and put together tailor-made Festival Packages
, ideal for both personal travel and larger groups.
19th July - 1st September 2013