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Grosses Festspielhaus

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Address: Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 0 662-8045-0
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Sometimes things just align... I had tried to get tickets to Don Giovanni before we left for Salzburg, but it was sold out. Gave up on that, but on the evening of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Sometimes things just align... I had tried to get tickets to Don Giovanni before we left for Salzburg, but it was sold out. Gave up on that, but on the evening of the performance I dropped into the box office and they had 2 tickets available. Didn't bother with the Euro -> US conversion in my head and went ahead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was not our first time in Salzburg. Unfortunately the Festspiel prices went so up, that I don't know whether we come again to listen some concerts or watch operas. The foyer with the frescos of Anton Faistauer are reconstructed and it is simple breathtaking. We had a Don Giovanni in an excellent performance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was great expirience seeing the opera in this beautiful building. I would recommend that you book your tickets way in advance. Dont miss this!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We wanted to go on tour and a notice in the window said tickets would be available from 1.45. We planned our day around it but on arrival just before paying, the ticket seller said the main hall was closed as they were preparing for a performance in 2015! I understand that the halls would sometimes not be open but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If in Salzburg this is worth a visit. Even better if you have time to take in an opera. The acoustics are excellent. Lots of bars and restaurants for an after show supper and glass of wine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The Festival Hall in Salzburg is made up of various theatres. The tour took me through the foyer with its colourful frescoes as well as through auditoriums of the Large Festival Hall, the House for Mozart and the Summer Riding School, the auditorium that was used for the festival near the end of the Sound of Music. It also included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the venue for Salzburg's many music festivals. It is a huge space with great acoustics. The performances we have seen there are world class.

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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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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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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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Address: Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 0 662-8045-0
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Austrian Alps  >  Salzburg Region  >  Salzburg

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