The president attended the opening of the Salzburg Festival

The president attended the opening of the Salzburg Festival

At the invitation of the Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, President Zuzana Čaputová attended the opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival on Sunday 25 July 2021. 

During her visit, the President viewed the exhibition “One Hundred Years of the Salzburg Festival” and later in the evening, she attended a gala concert of the Vienna Philharmonic directed by the famous director Franz Welser-Möst featuring works by Richard Strauss. The Salzburg Festival, held in the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is the world’s largest classical music and drama festival. 

I am pleased that we don’t just share a border with our neighbours but have open and friendly relations,” said the president after her meeting with the Austrian presidential couple.