The Vienna Festival is a cultural smorgasbord showcasing the arts including music, dance, film, theatre and visual art. Performers are of the highest calibre and come from around the world to take part in this exciting extravaganza. Held over a five week period, the festival offers a mixture of free admission events as well as ticketed ones. The opening event at the Rathausplatz is grand affair that tens of thousands flock to see each year. Dedicated to young artists, it is an entertainment feast where finalists from the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition - a classical music competition organised in conjunction with the Vienna Festival, take to the stage.
The performing arts component of the Vienna Festival is always immensely popular. Past years have seen lecture performances, original productions, concept groups, staged concerts with artists from China, Russia, Latvia, Iran, Brazil and many more countries, plays, recitals and so much more. There are workshops all over the city for young people in drama, dance and music as well as costume design and choreography to name a few. The workshops are an important part of the festival and help contribute to the buzz felt all throughout Vienna for these five weeks.
The music performances are a definite high point of the Vienna Festival as they feature the world's greatest orchestras including Vienna's own Philharmonic Orchestra, choirs, including the illustrious Vienna Boys Choir, conductors, soloists, quartets and ensembles. There is also jazz and blues, world music, and of course one of the big drawcards is always the opera performances.
Blasting out different beats are the many clubs across the city and the parties held in all sorts of public spaces from the biggest arenas to the smallest cafes. Pick a theme and make your way over - to hear pop, disco, electronic, funk, house, alternative, reggae and many more, all tastes are catered for during the festival.
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