The Salzburg Festival, founded by Max Reinhardt in 1920, is famous all over the world today. Every year the baroque city on the river Salzach is in the spotlight of the entire cultural world.
The founder of the Salzburg Festival, Max Reinhardt, was without doubt a grand master of staging. It is no great surprise that he chose the picturesque backdrop of Salzburg to be the home of his festival.
For the summer months Salzburg is not only part of, but to some extent, the centre of the cultural world, when the great names of classical music and theatre gather in the City of Mozart.
To list of the performers and artists at the Salzburg Festival of the last years count, Philharmonic Orchestra Vienna, Viennese Singing Association, Franz Welser-Möst, Daniel Barenboim, Philharmonic Orchestra Berlin, Pierre Boulez, Adrian Brendel, Ben Becker, Birgit Minichmayr, Nicholas Ofczarek, Lang Lang, Riccardo Muti and many more.
Numerous performances are held at different venues in Salzburg and the neighbouring city of Hallein during the Salzburg Festival. Since the founding of the Salzburg Festival, the legendary play “Everyman” by Hugo von Hoffmansthal has been the theatrical highlight of the festival. Using the baroque cathedral of Salzburg as an impressive backdrop, this performance draws an audience from all over the world to Salzburg. The story of the life and death of the rich man will probably never lose its fascination with audiences; despite having been declared dead on many occasions, this particular play has endured over all these years.
Information about the programm and prices can be found one the Salzburg Festival website.
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