Salzburg Performing Arts

Before you arrive in Salzburg, do some advance research to determine the city's music schedule for the time you will be there, and make reservations; if you'll be attending the summer Salzburg Festival, this is a must. After you arrive in the city, any office of the Salzburg Tourist Office and most hotel concierge desks can provide you with schedules for all the arts performances held year-round

in Salzburg, and you can find listings in the daily newspaper, Salzburger Nachrichten.

The Advent season transforms this picture-perfect city into an even more magical wonderland. Music fills the streets of the Old City during the Christmas markets. Warm up with a cup of Glühwein (mulled wine) from one of the numerous wooden stands and find the nearest festively attired brass ensemble for a lovely free concert.

To experience a true local tradition, get tickets to one of several Adventsingen performances. Folk singers, choral ensembles, children's choirs, traditional instrument ensembles, and actors weave music and theater into the Advent season. The stories and songs are typically in local dialect, which can be difficult for even High German speakers to understand, but the atmosphere and experience are worth it.

The spiritual surroundings of the St. Andrew's Church on Mirabell Square offer the perfect atmosphere for the performances by Salzburger Advent (www.salzburgeradvent.at). Salzburg Advent Singing (www.salzburgeradventsingen.at) in the Great Festival Hall is the largest event of the season.

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ARGEkultur

The heart of Salzburg's contemporary art and culture scene beats at this modern, multipurpose performance venue. Its black box theater...

Jedermann (Everyman)

This morality play, by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, is famously performed annually (in German) in the front courtyard of the cathedral. It...

Landestheater

This neo-baroque gem seats 750 and from September to June offers a varied schedule of opera, theater and ballet, with Mozart always in...

Polzer

Since 1946, this agency has been selling tickets for the Salzburg Festival and other events in and around Austria. ...

Salzburg Ticket Service

This service provides tickets for a wide array of Salzburg area concerts, theater performances and sightseeing tours. ...

Salzburger Festspiele

Eyes from all corners of the world are on this city during the Salzburger Festspiele, which mounts a full calendar of magnificently produced...

Salzburger Festspiele

The biggest event on the calendar—as it has been since it was first organized by composer Richard Strauss, producer Max Reinhardt,...

Salzburger Festungskonzerte

The concerts are presented in the grand Prince's Chamber at Festung Hohensalzburg and often include works by Mozart. A special candlelight...

Salzburger Kulturvereinigung

World -lass guest orchestras and Salzburg's own Mozarteum Orchestra appear in the Grosses Festspielhaus and the Great Hall of the Mozarteum...

Salzburger Marionettentheater

This delightful, acclaimed cultural institution is devoted to opera, with a particularly renowned production of Così fan tutte to...

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