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Salzburg Festival
Salzburger Festspiele
Jedermann1.jpg
Jedermann, a play performed annually, in 2014
Genre
  • music
  • drama
Begins late July
Ends end of August
Frequency annual
Location(s) Salzburg, Austria
Inaugurated 1920; 100 years ago (1920)
People
  • Hugo von Hofmannsthal
  • Richard Strauss
  • Alfred Roller
  • Franz Schalk
  • Max Reinhardt

The Salzburg Festival is a prominent festival of music and drama established in 1920. It is held each summer (for five weeks starting in late July) in the Austrian town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. One highlight is the annual performance of the play Jedermann (Everyman) by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Since 1967, an annual Salzburg Easter Festival has also been held, organized by a separate organization.

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