BY TEAM JST
Over the past months, we’ve given you plenty of reasons to visit Vienna. For six weeks in May and June, it is the Vienna Festival every year that brings culture, art and social content to Austria. The festival first began in 1951, to prove to the world that despite horrid aftermath of World World II, Austria was ready to rejoice and rejoin the international stage. Today, the festival includes: opera, concerts, theater, performances. Typically held in the town square, Vienna Festival is an open-air spectacle with free admission.
What a great way to kick off your summer with dance, music, theatre and visual arts. The best part about the Vienna Festivalis the internationalization of culture, and everything to see ranges from the classics to the avant-garde. This year, the festival will feature Giuseppe Verdi Il Trovatore among many other great operas and selections to celebrate Verdi and Wagner’s 200th birthdays. There is no doubt that the festival offers a little something for everyone! Check out specific operas, shows and events on Vienna Festival’s official website.