Ceremony for the Festival Opening

Over 100 concerts, events and exhibitions – admission free!

July 22, 2016 - July 23, 2016

The Salzburg Festival invites all residents and guests to celebrate the opening weekend with a virtual firework of art: the performance venues will be open to the public and music can be heard at many other places. All of Salzburg will be a stage, exactly as Max Reinhardt intended.

A special event will take place in the historic city center on Residence Square during the ceremony for the Festival opening – the Fackeltanz (torch dance).  Folk groups will swing torches to the music, creating different figures in the darkness of night. The show will be projected on a big screen on the Cathedral facade .

Free general admission tickets available starting July 1 at the Salzburg Festival box office, Hofstallgasse 1.


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