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The Salzburg Festival in Austria

By John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012

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Owing to its status as the birthplace of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg has been playing host to influential classical music and drama festivals for more than a century. One of the most prestigious of these is the annual Salzburg Festival. With a history that dates to 1920 (it launched with a play directed by no less a talent than Max Reinhardt), this festival is one of the premier showcases of opera, drama and classical music in Austria.

Once a hotbed of reactionary Catholicism and conservatism (more than a few passion plays have been staged over the years), the modern incarnation of the festival is an open and inclusive celebration of refinement and creativity.

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