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Salzburg Festival 2023, from 20 July to 31 August. Program, events

Salzburg Festival

WHERE: Salzburg, Austria
WHEN: from 20 July to 31 August 2023

Salzburg is a truly fascinating and evocative city. A small jewel of Baroque urbanization, known above all for being the city of Mozart.
And, the link with the extraordinary Austrian musician, he lives in every corner of the city.

Naturally, in the city that gave birth to one of the greatest geniuses of music, an important musical festival could not be missing.
The Salzburg Festival, in this sense, represents one of the most important classical music and opera festivals in the world.

It takes place every year for almost 5 weeks, from mid-July to the end of August.
Today it represents one of the points of reference worldwide, in the field of opera, music and theater festivals.

Its extensive program includes classical pieces with great international guests. Furthermore, events and exhibitions dedicated to young people do not dent.

Salzburg Festival



As per tradition, the Salzburg Festival takes place among the most exclusive and important cultural venues of the Austrian city.

The Grosses Festspielhaus is the Grand Theater of the Festival, specially designed in 1956 for the Salzburg festival. It represents the most important venue of the Festival. It is no coincidence that it will host some of the most important and anticipated events, including “Macbeth”, “Falstaff” and the concerts of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Domplatz, the Cathedral Square, will exclusively host the drama Jedermann, which has now become an unmissable appointment of the festival.
Kollegienkirche, Felsenreitschule, SZENE, Schauspielhaus, Mozarteum, University Mozarteum – Theater im Kunstquartier are some of the 15 venues of the Festival.


Wiener Philharmoniker Salzburg festival

Photo ©, Patrick Vierthaler

The 2023 edition of the festival will take place over 43 days, in 15 different venues scattered throughout the city. As usual, the program will be particularly rich and varied, ranging from Opera, drama, theatre, opera, concerts, for a total of 179 shows.

Among the most awaited events is “The Marriage of Figaro“, directed by Martin Kušej, at the Haus für Mozart. 8 performances from July 27 to 31 August. In addition to Mozart, Macbeth and Falstaff will be the great tributes to Verdi, with 6 performances each at the Grand Theater of Salzburg. From 04 to 14 August, Christof Loy will stage at the Haus für MozartOrfeo e Euridice“.

Classical music, as per tradition, will also have a central role in the Festival. The concert program features great names in classical music: the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, Christian Thielemann, Igor Levit, Riccardo Muti and Franz Welser-Möst.

Jung & Jed*r is the rich proposal for the youngest, with 34 shows, most of which are suitable for an audience from 9 to 17 years old. There will be workshops, workshops, activities, theater at the Schauspielhaus and University Mozarteum


The first major appointment will be Jedermann, an unmissable classic, directed by Michael Sturminger. Appointment at Domplatz. Tickets start from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of €190.

All times vary according to the event. Similarly, ticket prices also vary. In this case, obviously, the cost also depends on the sector in which you can attend the event. For Macbeth and Falstaff prices start at €30, up to a maximum of €465. The price to attend the Riccardo Muti concert with the Vienna Philharmonic varies from a minimum of 35 to a maximum of 255€ per person.
All tickets can be purchased directly online, on the official salzburgerfestspiele website.
Buy your tickets as soon as possible, especially for the most anticipated events, because they tend to sell out in a short time.

The programme, timetable and all the information contained herein are for information purposes only and are not are to be considered OFFICIAL.

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