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Salzburg Festival
Salzburger Festspiele
Jedermann, a play performed annually, in 2014
  • music
  • drama
Begins late July
Ends end of August
Frequency annual
Location(s) Salzburg, Austria
Inaugurated 1920; 103 years ago (1920)

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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