Thursday, August 12, 2010


La Traviata

The Vienna Philharmonic

Stiftskirche St. Peter

The Hofstallgasse with a view of the Fortress at night

Salzburg, Austria

After Paris, Miss Lambert was off to Austria for ten days of the month-long Salzburg Festival.

The Salzburg Festival (Salzburger Festspiele) is a prominent festival of drama and music in unique venues all over the Austrian town of Salzburg -- like the Stiftskirche St. Peter (above) which is an incredible cathedral. Of course, Salzburg is also the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The festival is held each summer for five weeks starting in late July.

The Salzburg Festival was inaugurated on August 22, 1920, when Hugo von Hofmannsthal's morality play Jedermann was premiered on the Domplatz,
directed by Max Reinhardt. Since that time, the Salzburg Festival has established itself as the most important festival for opera, drama and concerts.

“The New Salzburg” inaugurated in 1990, has followed a policy of opening up the festival to a broader and modern repertoire, to unfamiliar, occasionally also provocative views as regards aesthetics, to different and a younger generation of audiences… …like the then 92 year old Eleanor Lambert.

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All photos courtesy of The Salzburg Festival.

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