Grafenegg Festival until Septemnber 3rd

Grafenegg is the most important castle complex of Romantic historicism in Austria and the open-air stage is renown as an international festival venue.

Copyright: Sebastian Philipp

Enjoy guest orchestras including the London Philharmonia and the Vienna Philharmonic or the European Union Youth Orchestra.

This year’s soloists include Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Denis Kozhukhin, Anna Prohaska, Christian Tetzlaff and Daniil Trifonov. An operatic concert on the last Festival weekend features the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala under Riccardo Chailly and excerpts from Verdi’s operas.

Wolkenturm – Open-Air Stage

With the Wolkenturm, Grafenegg’s centuries-old architectural landscape in 2007 gained an open-air stage that blended perfectly into its natural surroundings. Nestling in a natural hollow, the building designed by architects Marie-Therese Harnoncourt and Ernst J. Fuchs (the next ENTERprise – architects) is a sculpture that rises up a good 15 metres to the height of the treetops and affords unexpected views from a range of standpoints. From the terraces, with seating for over 1,700 spectators, as well as from the surrounding hills that provide lawn seating for over 400 people, one’s eye is caught by the historical castle and the romantic ambience of Grafenegg.

In case of bad weather, concerts at the Wolkenturm are moved to the Auditorium. 



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