1. Salzburg: Puppetry Highlights Show at the Marionettentheater
The "Highlights" are an entertaining and easy-going 40-minute show during which the most popular and well-known songs and arias from The Magic Flute and The Sound of Music are performed. Enjoy the special, stylish atmosphere in our historic venue. Opened in 1913, the Salzburg Marionette Theater is one of the world’s oldest marionette theaters and celebrates the city’s long tradition of puppetry. The theater stages a range of productions using a cast of around 500 wooden puppets, from operas and fairy tales to "The Sound of Music" - the 1959 movie that showcased the city and its puppetry. Actually, "The Lonely Goatherd" and the puppet scene in The Sound of Music where inspired by this theatre The venue operates as an opera house in miniature, hosting regular performances in its 300-seat baroque-style auditorium. The Salzburg Marionette Theatre employs 12 puppeteers, trained in a wide variety of trades and professions. Qualities common to all of them are musicality, manual skill, and the ability to empathise with the various characters in order to bring alive the marionettes on the stage. The Salzburg Marionette Theatre has evolved its own technique, which is used as a model by many marionette theatres worldwide and belongs to the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO since 2016. Shows are subject to seasonality and won't all be available at one time. Be sure to check back to see what new shows will be playing next.