The Musical “The Sound of Music” Opens in Salzburg for the First Time

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SALZBURG, Austria, Oct. 17/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ –

For decades, “The Sound of Music” has contributed significantly to the worldwide fame and popularity of the city of Salzburg. After much international success, the musical can be seen for the first time at the Salzburger Landestheater starting on 23 October 2011. Furthermore, starting on 4 November, the Salzburg Museum will host a unique exhibition devoted to the life and legend of the von Trapp family.

The musical, “The Sound of Music”, which has been so successful worldwide, can be seen starting 23 October 2011 for the first time in Salzburg, the original historical location where the actual story took place. The staging at the Salzburger Landestheater was specially developed for Salzburg and thanks to its large-scale casting, was able to attract a top international cast – especially the German musical star, Uwe Kröger, as Baron von Trapp and the popular Dutch musical singer, Wietske van Tongeren, as Maria.

The musical will be performed in German with English subtitles and includes an English-language sing-along at the end of the piece. The musical is currently scheduled to run until June 2012 – an extension is being considered. Exclusive performances of the show in English will be available upon request.

Special exhibition in the Salzburg Museum

Starting 4 November 2011, the Salzburg Museum will present a special exhibition titled “Die Familie Trapp – Realität und ‘The Sound of Music’” [“The von Trapp Family – Reality and ‘The Sound of Music'”]. The exhibition is unique in terms of its scope and its format. The life of the von Trapp family, which has become both a metonymic reflection of a century and, in “The Sound of Music”, a media phenomenon, will be presented on two levels through numerous original items, auditions, musical recordings, interviews and photos.

Diverse offering

“The Sound of Music” has always been a musical ambassador for the town of Salzburg. For at least 40% of all visitors, it is even a major reason for visiting the city. Fans of “The Sound of Music” find a variety of opportunities in Salzburg to search for clues: For example, there are special bus tours, city tours, dinner shows, performances in the Marionette Theater and at the von Trapp family home, where they can spend the night.

Maria Altendorfer,, +43(0)622-88987-500.

Source: Tourismus Salzburg GmbH.