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Easter Festival

Founded in 1967 by Herbert von Karajan, the Salzburg Easter Festival is one of the most renowned and respected cultural festivals in the world. The 10-day spectacle comprises an opera production and a supporting series of concerts and chamber opera – all of the highest artistic caliber – and has been under the direction of Christian Thielemann in collaboration with the Staatskapelle Dresden since 2013.

Independence and Artistry of the Highest Caliber

Initially conceived as a supplement to the summer festival, Herbert von Karajan succeeded with the help of first-class directors, the most talented performers, and elaborate opera productions to create a brilliant and at the same time financially and artistically independent festival that attracts music lovers from all over the world to this day.

In 2013, Christian Thielemann took over Karajan’s mantle and propelled the Salzburg Easter Festival, which is completely independent of the Salzburg Festival, into a new era. The unconditional demand of the former musical assistant of the Karajan for a constant and at the same time highest artistic level makes the Easter Festival in Salzburg an essential event in the festival calendar.

Further information on the Easter Festival in Salzburg and the Easter Festival program can be found on the website: Please feel free to contact our concierge team if you have further questions about the Salzburg Easter Festival.

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