Opening 2019

“When dreams are so strong and vivid that they can cast their spell on other people and seduce them into dreaming along, this leads to the magical reality I call theatre.” This statement by Max Reinhardt is nowhere more applicable than to the Festival Opening Party. Before the Ouverture spirituelle launches the 2019 Festival season, we open our gates, inviting all citizens of Salzburg and our guests to dream with us.

With more than 10,000 free tickets available, there is sure to be something for every taste: Mavie Hörbiger reads from Éric Vuillard’s masterwork Traurigkeit der Erde at the SalzburgKulisse. Kammersängerin Christa Ludwig gives a public master class at the University’s main auditorium, passing on her expertise to the participants of the Young Singers Project. And at the Landestheater, you can attend an open rehearsal for the drama production Jugend ohne Gott. Curtain up!

Markus Hinterhäuser, Helga Rabl-Stadler, Lukas Crepaz
Directorate of the Salzburg Festival


Events marked with a special symbol require a free ticket in order to attend. These free tickets are available free of charge from 6 July 2019 at 9:30 am onwards from the Ticket Office of the Salzburg Festival (at SHOP • KARTEN/TICKETS, Hofstallgasse 1). The Ticket Office is open from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Alternatively, you may use our premium service and secure your free tickets from the comfort of your home by using the Ticket Gretchen App, the cultural ticket app. Its advantages:

– No waiting in line at our Ticket Office.

– Make your booking whenever and wherever you please.

The Ticket Gretchen App is available for free via the App Store and Google Play. A service fee of 5 € will be charged for each free ticket booked via the app.

Free tickets are limited to a maximum of four per person per performance. Any remaining free tickets will be distributed before the event; any free seats will be filled to the best possible extent at the performance venue. Free tickets lose their validity once the performance has begun. The free tickets also enable you to use Salzburg’s public transport system free of charge and are valid for electric buses, buses and the S-Bahn within the Salzburger Verkehrsverbund. The tickets can be used for public transport three hours before the beginning of the performance and until the last bus or train service of the day of the performance.

The programme is subject to change without notice!

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