Facts & Figures



The economy and the Salzburg Festival? This is often reduced to mere “indirect profitability” benefiting the state. However, as the world’s leading festival of music and theatre, the Salzburg Festival creates far more than mere fiscal effects – as the centre of an organically grown economic ecosystem, it fulfils many functions and affects Salzburg profoundly as a location for business and companies.

The Festival in Numbers

Salzburg Festival 2019

199 performances in 43 days in 16 venues

Opera: 42 performances
5 New productions
2 Concert opera performances
2 Revivals

Drama: 55 performances
4 New productions
Revival of Jedermann
4 Drama Investigations
4 Readings

81 Concerts
Staged performance (Orlando di Lasso: Lagrime di San Pietro / Peter Sellars)
Concert performance (Pascal Dusapin: Medeamaterial)
70 Concerts
4 Public Master Classes
5 Special performances

Gala Soirée

20 Children’s programme performances
8 performances of the for the opera for children Der Gesang der Zauberinsel
8 Introductory workshops for the opera for children
4 Public Final Performances of the Opera Camps for Children and Youths


Joyful Joyce – An Installation by Ruth Beckermann

Photo Exhibition Pascal Dusapin

6 Screenings Medea (Pier Paolo Pasolini, with Maria Callas, 1969)

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