OPENING CEREMONY

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Start: 11:00 AM

Live broadcast of the opening ceremony of the 2017 Salzburg Festival with Ferdinand von Schirach as the keynote speaker.

Ferdinand  von Schirach, author
Ferdinand von Schirach, author
In keeping with tradition, the festive opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival will be broadcast live on the video wall at Kapitelplatz at 11 am. The keynote address will be delivered by the “wonderful storyteller” (Der Spiegel) and playwright Ferdinand von Schirach, author of one of the most successful plays of our times, Terror. It focuses on existential questions of power, which must be counterbalanced by law.