Here’s a gentle reminder for all classical music and drama buffs: the annual Salzburg Festival is coming up next week!
The Salzburg Festival is held every summer in Salzburg, Germany, the birthplace of Mozart. The festival has been held annually since 1920, with a break during World War II due to the Nazi occupation. It was founded by poet and playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal, composer Richard Strauss, scenic designer Alfred Roller, conductor Franz Schalk and director Max Reinhardt.
It’s still one of the top classical music festivals in the world. The highlight is the annual performance of Hofmannsthal’s Everyman, but there is also lots of Mozart (naturally) as well as work by other composers and playwrights. This year’s festival is even set to include a couple of modern-day takes on classic plays by Shakespeare and Goethe. You can find the complete program online here.
The Salzburg Festival runs from the 27th of July to the 30th of August, so if you want to attend, you’ll need to order fast passport processing. Regular passport processing takes about 6 weeks from the time you send your application in to the time you get your passport back. You can order fast passport processing from the Department of State for an additional $60, but you’ll still have to wait about three weeks if you go that route.
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