100 years of Salzburg Festival

Author: ServusTV

The new ServusTV-documentary “The whole city is a stage” portrays the unique Festival.

  • Festspiele Domplatz Salzburg | Copyright: © Tourismus Salzburg / Breitenegger Günter

    Festspiele Domplatz Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg / Breitenegger Günter

“The whole city is a stage” – this is how the founding fathers of the Salzburg Festival – Max Reinhardt, Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss – formulated their intentions 100 years ago. Their wishes came to fruition and thrive unabated to this very day: During festival season, Salzburg undergoes a “momentary metamorphosis”, during which international stage stars, celebrities and the elites gather in this city of boundless charm. The Salzburg Festival has long since established itself as the most renowned classical music festival worldwide.

Filmmaker Chris Weisz portrays the Salzburg Festival and tells its fascinating story: from the beginning as a peace project after the First World War to the myth about the “Jedermann” till today. What is it that makes the Salzburg Festival unique and exceptionally? Tobias Moretti, Teodor Currentzis, Anne-Sophie Mutter or Cornelius Obonya will tell you the answer among others.

The documentary will be available in June 2020.

Please watch the teaser.

For any inquiries regarding the documentary, please contact Frank Gerdes (ServusTV):

English title The whole city is a stage – 100 years Salzburg Festival (working title)
Original title Die ganze Stadt eine Bühne – 100 Jahre Salzburger Festspiele (Arbeitstitel)
Production Company ServusTV
Genre Documentary
Production year 2020
Duration 50 Min
Director Chris Weisz
Distribution TV Unitel
Distribution DVD Unitel
Distribution VOD Unitel



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