"The Sound of Music" was so many things: an international success, a fantastic myth and a true story, all of which let the world know about Salzburg and its culture -- much as Mozart had done in another era. Today, the famed musical returns to Salzburg with the newest production, at the Salzburger Landestheater. The backstage tour is not to be missed.
On October 23, 2011, the musical “The Sound of Music” celebrated its premiere at the Salzburger Landestheater. Due to its amazing success, the musical will again be presented in 2013/2014 as it enters its third season: from Sept 28, 2013, until May 25, 2014, the curtain will be raised for 15 additional performances.
“The Sound of Music” is one of the most popular films in cinematic history and has shaped the image of Salzburg in many countries across the globe – and still does today. Not surprisingly, Deputy Landeshauptmann (state governor) Mag. David Brenner, who has supported the project right from the start, was more than happy to announce back in 2011, that “we have at last succeeded in bringing the musical to Salzburg for the very first time. We signed a contract with the owners of the musical rights, the ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization’ in New York, which allows us to bring the musical here to Salzburg, where the story of the von Trapp family really happened.” Von Maldeghem, artistic director of the Salzburg State Theater, is equally euphoric: “Where else does the musical belong, if not on the stage of the Salzburg Landestheater! I’m thrilled to be able to bring this piece of Salzburg history home.”
The musical “The Sound of Music” has been acclaimed by audiences across the world for decades. Ever since its Broadway premiere in 1959, the musical “The Sound of Music” by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein (libretto) has conquered the world. It enjoyed spectacular acclaim for years - from Broadway in New York, to London, Asia, Australia, South Africa and many other countries.