Vienna Festival for Culture Lovers
18 March 2019
The Vienna Festival starts on 10th May 2019 and runs for 5 weeks.
There are 45 productions in 27 different performance venues, and once again this year the timelessly stylish city of Vienna is firmly at centre stage for the whole five whole weeks.
The festival kicks off with the traditional opening party at Vienna's beautiful City Hall Square on May 10 – a free open-air event that always thrills thousands of spectators and is broadcast around the world.
The newest stage plays and performances of 430 artists from 19 countries can be seen throughout the festival.
The Belgian Christophe Slagmuylder is the new director of the Vienna Festival.
Some of the highlights include:
Isabelle Huppert with the monologue "Mary Said What She Said", hot on the heels of the play's world premiere in Paris.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's production of Bach's "Brandenburg Concertos", which combines music and mesmerising dancing.
Live music from Austrian electronic musician Fennesz
As well as the opportunity to participate in discussions and workshops.
On 15th June the 2019 Festival will bid a traditional farewell in the Gösserhallen with a huge party night of concerts, performances and DJs.