Music Film Festival in Vienna, Austria from 30 June - 2 September

Author: IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ is happy to again contribute to the programme of some wonderful music film festivals. Among them: The Film Festival at Vienna Rathausplatz, which offers 65 days full of opera, jazz, pop, ballet and contemporary dance in front of the Vienna City Hall!

  • Film Festival at Vienna Rathausplatz | Copyright: © Stadt Wien Marketing

    Film Festival at Vienna Rathausplatz © Stadt Wien Marketing

The Film Festival at Vienna Rathausplatz (AT) was first organised in 1991 and is the largest festival of its kind worldwide. Even in its 28th year, the festival is not one bit old and continues to fascinate with its impressive 300m2 screen and state-of-the-art technical equipment.

During a time span of 65 screening days, Viennese residents and tourists alike could enjoy exceptional operas + musicals, classical + pop and rock concerts, ballet + dance films as well as short films and a designated children’s programme.

Incomparable stars from the classical realm such as Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Juan Diego Flórez, Teodor Currentzis, Ricardo Muti, Plácido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel, Vladimir Horowitz or Glenn Gould delight with their talent and charisma. The pop + jazz programme is shaped by wonderful artists like Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado, Norah Jones, Roger Cicero or Ray Charles.

Contemporary dance productions like “Play” created by Alexander Ekman or the entertaining “Discofootball” will deliver stunning moments while fans of classical ballet get to enjoy "Swan Lake" or "Nutcracker".

Moreover, young visitors can look forwad to Wagner's "Nibelung Ring" or Alma Deutscher's "Cinderella".

As a special highlight this year, cultural anniversaries will be celebrated and included in the programme: Leonard Bernstein would have his 100th birthday this year, Bossanova celebrates its 60th anniversary and the legendary Falco has sadly been dead for 20 years.

Set in front of the spectacular scenery of the Viennese city hall, the open air cinema was complemented with an outstanding culinary festival, serving creative and exotic delicacies. Once again, the Film Festival at Vienna Rathausplatz will be a favourite summer activity for Viennese residents and a must-see for visitors and tourists.

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