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1922

13–29 August

The Collegiate Church (Kollegienkirche) was obtained as a new venue for the Festival and used for the première of Hofmannsthal’s Das Salzburger grosse Welttheater ("The Great Salzburg Theatre of the World"). Opera was presented for the first time: four works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed at the City Theatre in stagings borrowed from the Vienna State Opera. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its Festival début with two orchestral concerts in the Mozarteum. On 19 August the cornerstone was laid for a festival theatre in Hellbrunn, to be built according to plans drawn up by Hans Poelzig. In the event, the project eventually foundered on Austria’s runaway inflation. Alexander, Prince of Thurn and Taxis, resigned as president of the Festival and was replaced by Richard Strauss.

1922: Richard Strauss conducting the orchestra of the Vienna Staatsoper at the Mozarteum. The soloist is Joseph Szigeti.

World première
Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Das Salzburger große Welttheater
D: Max Reinhardt
Ds: Alfred Roller
Collegiate Church

Performances of the Vienna Staatsoper at the Stadttheater
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni
C: Richard Strauss and Carl Alwin
D: Hans Breuer
Ds: Alfred Roller

Così fan tutte
C: Richard Strauss and Carl Alwin
D: Harry Stangenberg and Hans Breuer
Ds: Alfred Roller

Le nozze di Figaro
C: Franz Schalk
D: Hans Breuer
Ds: Alfred Roller

Die Entführung aus dem Serail
C: Franz Schalk
D: Hans Breuer
Ds: Alfred Roller

2 orchestral concerts

Details of the several years: 

1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937