Top Festivals in Austria
Music is a tradtition that Austrians uphold and continue with great enthusiasm. No other country can claim such an impressive history of major composers who either come from or made their mark in Austria. The following is a list of world-class festivals that celebrate this musical heritage.
The late conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt was the father of this festival, which features performances of the Concentus Musicus Wien, an ensemble performing Early Music on period instruments and the extraordinarily dynamic Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Operafestival St. Margarethen
An old Roman quarry is the setting for this exciting summer festival in Burgenland. International stars and popular operas guarantee a spectacular experience.
Mörbisch Festival on the Lake
The picturesque town of Mörbisch is the location of the world’s greatest operetta Festival. Once you have seen the impressive open air stage you will be captivated.
The works of Joseph Haydn is at the heart of the festival in Eisenstadt, where Hayden was head of the court ensemble at the Esterhazy castle.
The Linz Klangwolke (Cloud of Sound)
The opening event for the Bruckner Festival in Linz is a spectacle of pioneering classical music performances and electronic visualization.