Opera at the quarry St. Margarethen, Burgenland © OFS, Thomas Ludwig
St. Margarethen Opera Festival
Bizarre rock formations at Europe's largest natural stage form the stunning backdrop for opulent opera productions every year.
For 2,000 years sandstone was quarried in the St. Margarathen quarry. This created a bizarre rocky landscape that resembles a monumental opera backdrop and it is now also used as such. With popular opera productions, the Opera Festival has since drawn over 200,000 visitors year after year. In addition to international opera stars, a wide-ranging program also offers big acts from jazz and pop under the stars. Every year in the "Children's Opera" series, a fairy-tale opera also carries a young audience off into imaginative magical worlds. A varied range in the newly designed Foyer Park provides for culinary delights. The symbiosis of calcareous soils and the microclimate fostered by Lake Neusiedl provides the conditions for the special wine culture of the region, which is presented at numerous stalls.