Nero at the Festspielhaus
The summer festival opened with a rarity at the Festspielhaus: the opera Nero by the composer and librettist Arrigo Boito. Olivier Tambosi staged a spectacular production for one of histroy's most notorious characters. It was seen by 3,840 visitors, meaning 83% of the tickets were sold.
The 1,280 visitors at the Theater am Kornmarkt experienced Heinrich von Kleist's historical novella Michael Kohlhaas from a new perspective in Andreas Kriegenburg's production.
In his latest work, Lohn der Nacht, the Vienna-born author Bernhard Studlar united diverse characters and places in a dynamic, funny and surprising way. The play that won the Österreichische Theaterallianz Preis in 2020 received an enthusiastic reception.