Austria’s most beautiful city, Salzburg, is staging its world-famous Salzburg Festival from July 18 to August 31 when the city will ring again with the sound of 270 performances.
The Festival is again under the artistic direction of Alexander Pereira -for the third year, and promises another magnificent cultural feast, with a programme of concerts across 16 superb venues in Salzburg.
Highlights include a new production of Don Giovanni, the world premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie’s specially-commissioned opera Charlotte Salamon, and Der Rosenkavalier in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss’s birth (June 11, 1864).
London’s Little Bulb Theatre will bring Alexander Scott’s highly original version of Orpheus to the Salzburg Festival stage and, as is traditional, Jedermann will be performed in the Cathedral Square.
Salzburg, known as the Sound of Music city, is a perfect walking destination with all the main cultural sites within an easy walk. And don’t miss finding out about the most famous Salzburger of all – the birth house of young maestro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is now a wonderful museum and right in the centre beside concert halls.
In walking distance of all the main theatres is the famous restaurant, St Peter Stiftskeller, which offers a gastronomic treats worthy of the famous festival. Situated in the old town, within the ancient walls of St Peter’s Monastery, Europe’s oldest restaurant is documented as having hosted Charlemagne in 803 AD.
Each of its 11 historic dining rooms has its own character and decorative charm, and the fashionable ‘arcade courtyard’ offers a welcome refuge from the city’s summer heat. Menus offer something for every palate: an extensive choice of European dishes ranging from Mediterranean specialties to classic Austrian cuisine complemented by a wide ranging local and international wine list of the highest quality.
And living up to its Sound of Music city reputation diners are entertained by The Amadeus Consort Salzburg which performs excerpts from The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni, in period costume.
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