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Salzburg Marionette Theater

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Address: Schwarzstrasse 24 | Mozarteum Complex, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number: 0662-872406-0
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Description: Famous for its puppet shows, this theater has been delighting children...
Famous for its puppet shows, this theater has been delighting children since 1913. It is also home to performances of opera at various times throughout the year.
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Brilliant! You Must See a Show Here, Even Adults!

A friend and I went to see The Nutcracker and it was absolutely remarkable. A number of the reviews mention children, but my friend and I (both in our 20s) thought the world of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A friend and I went to see The Nutcracker and it was absolutely remarkable. A number of the reviews mention children, but my friend and I (both in our 20s) thought the world of this performance and would highly recommend a show to anyone passing through Salzburg. The showmanship and artistic precision is thoroughly impressive. Everything was so lifelike, I... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We loved this show. I got tickets for my husband and three children, all of whom had seen the movie. When the show began, we quickly forgot that we were watching puppets and were drawn into this timeless story, The production was first rate and we loved the little changes in the story that were added. After the show we... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We spent 2 weeks exploring Austria last summer and this was one of the highlights of our trip. We saw SOUND OF MUSIC( done in English) and found it delightful. The puppetry was magical and the singing was very high quality. My husband, myself and our 2 thirteen year old daughters all thought it was fabulous and not to be... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was a great and unique experience! We didn't know what to expect at first but decided to give the Marionette Theatre a try. What a great choice! The costumes and puppets were quite detailed and the sets were elaborate (the coordination of movement on the stage was spectacular!). We saw the Nutcracker which was a rendition of the performances... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We have bought the tickets for Jan 02 and went there with our 3 children, Die Zauberflöte. We have selected it because it was for 1 h and we have been worried that children do not speak German. It was in German, but you could read the translations on the walls in other languages. It was OK. Children liked it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Review of 'The Sound of Music' performance on 12/30/2014 -- Although the goopy schmalz of 'The Sound of Music' is not to everybody's taste, the Salzburg Marionette Theater handles it with great style and deftness in this marionette production. The greater emotional realism of this musical, in comparison to the various historical operas, really gives the artists a chance to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was not only my 3 yr old son's first theater experience but also my first marionette show experience. We saw Hansel and Gretel, a tale my son was lightly familiar with. Although it was in German, the English and French (and Italian and Chinese I think) explanations on each side of the scene were enough for us to understand... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I really wanted to get into the "Magic Flute," but I simply couldn't. Regardless of the theatre needing a make over, listening to an opera from a cd / MP3 just doesn't cut it at €35 a head. And the abbreviations are off to the side, so you have to look up any time you want to read about what... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This experience was below average. The displays were tired and very dusty. They also looked as if they had been manufactured by a blind cobbler. Waste of time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We attended the Magic Flute. It's a children's opera but there were not that many children in the audience. The music is taped and the words are provided in several languages but the explanations are highly abbreviated. That's ok though because the story shines through. The marionettes were expertly presented. There was one intermission and snacks and beverages were available.... More 

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