Salzburg Welcomes "The Sound of Music"


"The Sound of Music" is coming to Salzburg this fall. // (c) 2011 Salzburg Tourism

This October, “The Sound of Music” will premier at the Salzburger Landstheater on October 23, 2011 in Salzburg, the city made famous by the film and musical production.

“Throughout the world this is one of the most successful and most frequently played musicals of all times. The Hollywood film from 1965 still influences the image that people in many countries of the world have of Salzburg,” said Carl Philip von Maldeghem, artistic director of the Salzburg Landestheater.  “We have now succeeded in bringing the piece to Salzburg for the first time.”

In the upcoming production, Wietske van Tongeren will perfrom as Maria and Uwe Kröger will perform as Baron von Trapp.

Acording to Salzburg tourism official, three out of four American tourists in Salzburg claim that "The Sound of Music” is the main reason for their visit to Austria. Numerous "Sound of Music” fans can visit original movie locations in the city and its environs all year round, including the Nonnberg Benedictine Monastery, Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Mirabell Gardens and Palace, the Residenz Square with the fountain and The Felsen Riding School where the von Trapp family sings their song of farewell in the film. In addition, "Sound of Music” tours, such as Panorama Tours, take visitors to the film’s locations.

From November 4, 2011 to November 3, 2012, the Salzburg Museum will feature a special exhibition on the von Trapp family with original objects owned by the family, documents, photos and manuscripts will give museum goers an inside look into the famous “patchwork family.” 

Summer and Fall Festivals in Salzburg

This summer and fall, visitors to Salzburg can also attend the following events:

The Sommerszene International Dance and Theater Festival from June 23 - July 16, 2011, which will focus on the magic of the stage.

The Salzburg Festival, taking place from July 27 - August 30, 2011, will feature 185 events under the motto "Awakening the ear, the eyes, human thinking." The opera program will focus on three new productions: Giuseppe Verdi's “Macbeth”, Richard Strauss’ “The Woman without a Shadow” and “The Makropulos Case.”

The Salzburg Festival Nights have become a popular fixture on the Summer Festival calendar. Festival productions can be seen on a large screen on Chapter Square from July 24 to August 15, 2011.

At the Mönchsberg Museum of Modern Art, "Role models – Role playing" (July 23 to October 30, 2011) explores the "role playing" theme from the early 20th century to the present. Its sister museum, the Rupertinum, will present "As lovely as his paintings," a Christian Ludwig Attersee show (July 2 to October 9, 2011).

Culinary Tours

Food-minded clients who are visiting Salzburg for "The Sound of Music" can also indulge in culinary packages that take them throughout the region. Tour operator Via Culinaria features more than 200 culinary highlights throughout SalzburgerLand, as well as bookable Via Culinaria packages that available for every Salzburg region, ranging in length from one or three days.
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