12 Sep 2012

New Attendance Record for Salzburg

A record 278,978 people attended events of the 2012 edition of the famed Salzburg Festival in Austria, the largest number since its founding 92 years ago.

In the 45 days of the festival there were 256 performances. These include 48 opera performances of nine operas, including two operas in concert. There were also 95 concerts and 12 theater productions with a total of 76 performances. Box office receipts totaled some 28 million euros (35.2 million US

Dollars) and the several venues operated at 90% capacity with many sold out before the festival opened.

Working with Unitel Classica, the Salzburg Festival 2012 transmitted eleven productions over nine television stations but also including medici.tv, available on the Internet. Five productions were shown in European movie houses with two, the productions of La Bohème and Die Zauberflöte, seen in more than 00 cinemas Europe-wide.

Frank Cadenhead