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Grosses Festspielhaus

Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
43 0 662-8045-0
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Ranked #6 of 96 Attractions in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Operas, Performances, Concerts
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was welcome to go backstage and enjoyed my visits very much. These theaters are huge and ornate in the public areas, and utilitarian and intimate behind the scenes. Even star dressing rooms are shared, for example with the Jedermann star occupying before the evening's music conductor. It's all a wonderful bustle.

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beirut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Absolutely fantastic opera house, wonderful acoustics, nice bars, great crowd and good wieners! Loved it.

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Zurich
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257 reviews 257 reviews
82 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

In Salzburg for the summer festival, two of the operas I saw took place in the Grosses Festspielhaus. The stage is huge and the auditorium is also pretty big but the acoustics are so superb that the singers' voices project beautifully into the vast space. Altogether it is a hall worthy of this great festival.

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Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The best concert hall for either classical opera or orchestra performance. Great sightlines from any seat, had tried all 4 ticket categories, impeccable!

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Salzburg Region, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

One of the best concert hall round the world.Best acustic good ticket service,direct walk from car garage.

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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good guided tour on this festival hall which is only used for performances 6 weeks in a year! Amazing to see one of the hall is constructed out of the side of the mountain and were used in one of the scene in "The Sound of Music"

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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75 reviews 75 reviews
62 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you love classical music then by all means visit Salzburg during Salzburg Music Festial in July and August. You'll find street musicians playing everywhere, some really top notch, opera and orchestral concerts in the large halls, and smaller choral groups in churches and the residence halls. One of the many concerts we attended included the New English Orchestra and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Nice, nice people, but why is a lady in WC who wants 50 Cents or 1 euro for using the toilet?? Every visitor boughte a ticket for + 100 Euro (or more than 400 Euro), and you should pay extra for the toilet? What?

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A friend and I attended two performances in the Grosses Festspielhaus during the 2014 Festspiel -- Concentus Musicus Wien with 85-year-old conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic with Placido Domingo. The hall has excellent acoustics that allow musicians to shine. Both performances were immensely enjoyable (despite the rather warm hall). Tickets are pricey and should be reserved months in... More

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Il Gzira, Malta
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We went on the 2pm tour which takes you through their three halls. My favourite hall has to be the Sound of Music hall which has the cliff as its backdrop. The tour comes free with the Salzburg Card.

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